The Santa Rosa Plum provides a fragrant white flower in the spring and after 3-5 years it will produce medium to large, red-purple fruit in the summer. The fruit is a combination of sweet and tart giving it a refreshing taste when eaten. These plums also work well when made into jams, jellies and preserves, puddings, and sauces as well as in desserts. Santa Rosa will self-pollinate, however, more fruit appears on the tree if it pollinates with another suitable plum tree.
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Genus & Species:||Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'|
|Mature Height:||20 to 30 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 25 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.