Santa Rosa Plum Tree
One of the most popular Japanese Plums, Santa Rosa Plum Tree is a superior variety bears bumper crops of very large, round, purplish-red fruit. Santa Rosa Plum Tree very sweet and flavorful, is great for fresh eating and canning. Santa Rosa Plum is considered to be self-fertile and is also a good pollinator for other Japanese varieties.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina
Site and Soil: Plant plums in full to 1/2 day sun in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Nemaguard produces trees 10′-15′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile and is a good pollinator for Howard Miracle, Flavor Supreme Pluot® and Splash Pluot.
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 30º F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height
Taste: Very sweet and flavorful
Fruit Skin: Purplish red
Fruit Flesh: Gold
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying with copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4-9