Their mottled maroon-over-green skin and dark, meaty flesh make for a sweet, mild treat that has no tartness and is excellent for making jam. He named it “Satsuma” after a province in Japan though it was originally sold under the name ‘Blood Plum of Satsuma’ beginning in 1887. 4.1 out of 5 stars 61. The flowers this year are sparse and many are brown and kind of deformed. One of the most popular varieties in California, the Satsuma Plum tree yields large, oval fruit that ripens in early August. The fruit of Japanese plums (Prunus salicina), such as “Satsuma” and “Santa Rosa,” are firmer and larger than European plums. Japanese plum flavor ranges from sweet to tart. Satsuma is cold hardy enough for your location and yes you need a second variety of Japanese plum for pollination. $59.50 $ 59. 'Satsuma' vs. 'Santa Rosa' Plum. Satsuma. $69.99 $ 69. They are also more precocious, disease resistant, and vigorous than European plums. Satsuma is partially self fertile, though pollinators include - Santa Rosa. Sickly Satsuma plum tree. I have a satsuma tree that is dying. Satsuma pl FREE Shipping. Also, the fruit is falling from it and it is not fully grown like previous years. Calamondin Orange Tree - Indoor/Outdoor Patio Citrus Trees, Ready to Give Fruit - 1-2 feet tall - Cannot Ship to FL, CA, TX, LA or AZ. Many of the branches look knarly. The Satsuma plum tree is often called the "blood plum." Satsuma plum trees produce fruit with deep red flesh, a tart, small to medium size plum with excellent flavor. Last year it had about 8 plums but none got harvested as they did not mature - fell off. $39.95 shipping. Vigorous rootstock growing to 6 meters. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height. I bought a 3-n-1 Japanese-American from local farm supply store about 8 years ago. This fruit tree is shipped dormant and bare-rooted. 3.0 out of 5 stars 2. The Satsuma plum must not to be confused with the mandarin orange of the same name, these are meaty-fleshed, sweet plums with deep red flesh. Luther Burbank, California horticulturalist and philanthropist, was the recipient of 12 seedlings, including a blood plum tree from Yokohama, Japan in the mid-1880s. Asked March 27, 2020, 2:35 PM EDT. Prunus salicina ‘Satsuma Plum’ • Mature Height: 15′ • Mature Width: 12′ • Light Requirements: Full sun • Water Requirements: Moderate water • Fertilizers: Dr Q’s Fruit & Nut Tree Food, 13-7-7, Dr Q’s Organic Fruit & Nut Tree Food, 6-4-4 This allows the fruit to be stored and transported. Q. Satsuma Trees. 99. My Satsuma plum is about 8 years old. I live in southeast Texas and I have not had any problems with the tree in recent years. When a hard freeze is approaching (5 hours below 28ºF), it is important to harvest the fruit before this event whether or not they are ripe. 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