DWARF PLUM - MARIPOSA
Botanical Name: Prunus salicina
Large heart shaped blood plums, dark red skin with some spotting, and deep red, juicy sweet flesh with excellent flavour. Fruit is soft when fully ripe - Semi-Freestone. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Fruits mature late January - early February. One of the largest blood Plums, used for fresh fruit, preserves, jams and juices. An upright vigorous growing tree. Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.
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Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Yes (Often below -2)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
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