Satsuma Japanese Plum Tree
One of the best Japanese Plums, Satsuma Japanese Plum Tree features delicious, large, round, dark fruit. Great for fresh eating and preserves. Satsuma fruit is firm, juicy, and red to the core. Pollinate with other Japanese variety.
Latin Name: Prunus cerasifera
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with another Japanese Plum variety for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Dark red
Fruit Flesh: Red
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