Japanese Plum, Santa Rosa The most-widely grown plum. Self-fertile and a good pollinizer,with firm, excellent fruits. Large plums are attractive, reddish-purple, with bright yellow flesh. Very early to harvest and one of the enduring Luther Burbank creations, expect peak harvest in mid August.
Kosode with blooming Japanese plum trees and circular windows. Period / Date Edo period (1603-1868) 18th century. Medium Paste-resist dyeing (yuzen), embroidery and printed freckled pattern on light-purple silk crepe (chirimen). Museum collection
The most common plum variety grown is European plum, which is primarily turned into preserves and other cooked products. If you want a juicy plum to eat right off the tree, the choice is most likely a Satsuma Japanese plum tree. Click here for more info.
Katabira with fans and Japanese plum trees, 18th century | Tie dyeing (shibori), printed freckled patternwith emboss treatment (uchidasi-kanoko) and embroidery on indigo plain weave silk (habutae) ground