Santa Rosa Plum

Santa Rosa produces beautiful, large, red fruit with amber flesh tinted red. These sweet plums with just the right amount of acid when fully ripe are delicious for eating fresh or for canning, drying or cooking. The fruit is juicy and provides a balanced blend of sweet and tart.

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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Santa Rosa Plum is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'

Santa Rosa produces beautiful, large, red fruit with amber flesh tinted red. This big producer, from the world famous hybridizer Luther Burbank bears what some would consider the standard for all other plums. These sweet plums with just the right amount of acid when fully ripe are delicious for eating fresh or for canning, drying or cooking. The fruit is juicy and provides a balanced blend of sweet and tart. The tree is vigorous, easy-to-grow, and a good choice for a wide range of climates. Though fully self fruitful in zone 9 it is partially self fruitful in most other zones and will return a much larger crop with a pollinator. Originates from Santa Rosa, California in 1906.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Amber
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

20' height with 12' spread

Can be kept below 10 feet with summer pruning.
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 28° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
300 - 400
Size & Spacing

20' height with 12' spread

Can be kept below 10 feet with summer pruning.

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care

Plum prefer well-drained soil. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 18 to 12 inches high by 4 feet wide of build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet square. Plant directly in the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilizes the soil temperature. Mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. Plum grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind. Most are early blooming and can be affected by adverse early season weather. Water regularly, to get established, during the first year. Plum trees are extremely fast growing and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. All fruit trees can be kept under 10 feet tall. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting.

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