Santa Rosa Plum
Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'
|Description||A showy display of white flowers in spring yields an abundant harvest of dark crimson fruit each summer. Firm flesh with a wonderful flavor for fresh eating or in preserves. Fruit production is higher when another plum tree is nearby. A lovely border tree or garden accent. 400 chill hours recommended. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderately growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Care||Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an organic fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Thin fruit for best size and quality. Prune annually in winter to maintain shape.|
|Lore||Santa Rosa is an all-time favorite home and commercial variety of plum. It does not require a pollenizer, but fruit yield will increase when another plum is planted nearby.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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