DWARF PLUM - SANTA ROSA
Botanical Name: Prunus salicina
Medium sized round fruit with dark red skin and yellow to pink flesh. It has a sweet taste with slight bitterness near the stone - clingstone. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Matures early to mid January. Partially self fertile, pollinates with Mariposa or satsuma. Used for fresh fruit, stewing preserves and jams. Vigorous upright growth habit. This is a very popular variety for home gardens and has good keeping qualities. 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. Fertilise 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)
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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
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