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Santa Rosa plum

Prunus x salicina
Santa Rosa is the definitive Japanese plum, with dark red skin and a sweet rich flavor.

USDA identification images for Santa Rosa

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2022 season

    • 13th May  2022  - tree owned by Laura in Gatineau, Canada

    2015 season

    • 5th May  2015  - tree owned by Albany in Castleton, United States
    • 6th March  2015  - tree owned by Karen in Salado, United States

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    Origins

    • Species: Prunus salicina - Japanese plum

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Fruit shape: Round

    Using

    • Cling-stone: Clingstone
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Dual purpose
    • Picking month: July

    Growing

    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Organic culture: Suitable
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Site conditions: Sheltered site
    • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
    • Pruning: Do not prune
    • Flowering season: Mid-season

    Climate

    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 5 (-29C)
    • Chill requirement: Low-chill
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Hot (>30C / 86F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Brown rot: Some resistance
    • Bacterial canker: Some resistance

    Where to buy trees

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