Partially self-pollinating but will improve inÿthe company of 'SantaÿRosa', 'Narabeen' or 'Mariposa'. Plum trees fall into two main categories, European types such as and Japanese types (blood plums). Used for fresh fruit, juice, jam and stewing. The Mariposa plum was selected by Jennie Benedict Thompson in 1923 from a chance seedling found growing in Pasadena, California. Santa Rosa plum … Estimated Chilling Requirement 250 hours below 45°F ; USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 - 10 ; Pollination. Japanese Plums: These varieties bloom and ripen earlier, tend and to have larger crops. Pollination: Pollinated by Catalina, Nubiana, or Santa Rosa. Improved Satsuma. Mid-season maturity. The most popular plum trees are red plums such as Satsuma, a red plum with red flesh. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. HEIGHT: 4.0m WIDTH: 4.0m *height & width at maturity. The dark-red, mid-sized, rounded fruits are borne on vigorous upright branches that develop a willowy habit. MARIPOSA is a popular blood plum with large, heart-shaped fruit with very dark red, sweet, juicy flesh. These lovely heritage plums are best known for its dense and almost ‘meaty’ flesh and it’s dark red juice (whereas the Mariposa has clear juice with pink flecks). The Mariposa plums are juicy with red flesh surrounding a small pit, nearly freestone. Suitable for small to medium gardens. a.k.a. A popular blood plum with large, heart shaped fruit. Good fresh or cooked. Mariposa Plums can grow to a height of 5 metres and a width of 4 metres. This variety is a popluar blood plum vareity Mariposa producing large heart shaped fruit that has dark red skin and dark red flesh with an excellent sweet juicy flavour. Suitable for small to medium gardens. Used for fresh fruit, juice, jam and stewing. Mariposa Plum. Mariposa blood plum dripping with sweet juice. Tips and Tricks. This is what they mean when you hear talk of blood plums. Suitable for small to medium gardens. The more old-fashioned Satsuma blood plum is far more prized than the Mariposa. A popular blood plum with large, heart shaped fruit. Mariposa plum trees grow large, sweet plums with a rich, aromatic flavor. Mariposa Plum. The fruit is sweet with a hint of tart making it both a fresh eater as well as the perfect plum for jams and preserves. Unless you choose self-fertile varieties, two plum trees will increase pollination and therefore fruiting. Tree … Satsuma blood plums on the tree. FRUIT: 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. Excellent sweet flavour and very dark red, juicy flesh. Pollination: Possibly 'Santa Rosa' Plum– Mariposa. Very low chill. It requires pollination from the Santa Rosa plum tree, and bears lovely white blossoms in springtime. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. 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