Plum - Satsuma

Prunus salicina

Satsum plum Fruit just picked By Brett and Sue Coulstock [CC By 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Red to purple flesh with a freestone. The flavour is good, the growth vigorous and its bears particularly well, in fact to get large fruits it may require thinning. The firm, juicy flesh has a sweet spicy flavour. 350 - 400 hours chill. Bears November to early December.

$40.95 ($39.00-$40.95 choose a size)

Specifications of Plum - Satsuma

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March

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Pollinators 873, 2611, 2825, 2826

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Pollinators for the Plum - Satsuma

Requires pollination for fruit to setso pair with one of the following plums

Plum - Mariposa

$37.00 ($37.00-$39.00 choose a size)

A Japanese blood plum with dark red flesh and large fruit if thinned. The flavour is excellent, the skin glossy red and it has a egg shaped fruit. Will crop over a wide range of climates. Pollinator Satsuma

Plum - Santa Rosa

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Large, first quality fruit, purplish-crimson in colour with a pale blue bloom. Flesh yellow, with a red blush coming from just below the skin. Mildly sweet, with some tartness near skin and stone. Good bearer, considered to be one of the best plums.

Dwarf Plum - Mariposa

$49.00

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.

Dwarf Plum - Santa Rosa

$49.00

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.

Plum - Satsuma Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★ 2y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Growing strong, but gets bad leaf curl. Have sprayed once,its a bit better but will still spray next year with copper fungicide.

BJ11
★★★ 3y ago

KENSINGTON, VIC, Australia

Planted position #9 in orchard. No observed flowering or fruit in year 1 (but very wet spring). Just love these Japanese plums!

Dimity Cottage1
★★★ 4y ago

ELLEN GROVE, QLD, Australia

Have always wanted to try growing a Blood Plum, It is yet to fruit but I am a patient person, I know it may not fruit here though but I might be lucky enough

sandy31
★★ 6y ago

QUAKERS HILL , NSW, Australia

tried in supermarket, loved the fruit tasteDouble grafted, with santa rosa and growing as an Espelier along the fense 

Marilyn1
★★★ 8y ago

Woodstock, NSW, Australia

Love home grown fruit!

Sarah
★★ 10y ago

, SA

My first attempt at espailiering. I think I may have chosen the wrong type of plum as it's not shooting where I predict. Ahh..too ambitious for a novice pruner..Few nice fruit set, but as they were on the lowest wire the dog bumped most of them off.

veggypatchmeg
★★★★★ 10y ago

Kadina, SA, Australia

One of my favourites, does anyone have any seeds for sale

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