Plums

Note: Ripening times based on the Adelaide Hillsplums

Plums need as much sunlight as possible, without being exposed to excessive winds. Plums respond well to regular fertiliser inputs, especially during the fruiting season.

Santa Rosa
Japanese
Fruit: Medium round.
Skin: Deep red to purplish.
Flesh: Yellow, juicy and very sweet, good flavour.
Stone: Clingstone.
Maturity: Ripens late December.
Pollinators: Wickson, Narrabeen, Mariposa.
Comments: Still a very popular home garden variety. Good pollen donor. Strong growing tree.

Wickson
Japanese
WicksonPLUM
Fruit: Large heart shape.
Skin: Crimson blush over yellow background.
Flesh: Yellow, firm, juicy.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens late January.
Pollinators: Santa Rosa.
Comments: Excellent flavour, good keeping qualities.

Angelina Burdett
Fruit: Small to medium oval.
Skin: Dark purple with heavy bloom.
Flesh: yellow, firm, juicy and very sweet.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens early to Mid February.
Pollinators: President.
Comments: Reliable, heavy cropper with good eating qualities.

Mariposa
Japanese
MariposaPLUM
Fruit: Medium to large round.
Skin: Dark maroon over green.
Flesh: Blood red, firm, juicy and sweet, some acid.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens mid to late January.
Pollinators: Narabeen, Santa Rosa, Satsuma.
Comments: Very similar in appearance to Satsuma.

Satsuma
Japanese
SatsumaPLUM
Fruit: Small to medium round.
Skin: Deep red to purple.
Flesh: Blood red, firm, tangy.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens mid February.
Pollinators: Mariposa, Santa Rosa, Wickson.
Comments: Most popular plum for the home garden. Prolific bearer.

Coes Golden Drop
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Fruit: Large oval.
Skin: Yellow.
Flesh: Yellow, juicy and sweet, excellent flavour.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens late February.
Pollinators: d’Agen, Greengage, Predident.
Comments: Excellent for both dessert and drying.

Green Gage
Green GagePLUM
Fruit:
Medium round.
Skin: Green-yellow to golden.
Flesh: Yellow, juicy and sweet, excellent flavour.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens late February.
Pollinators: Angelina, Coes Golden Drop.
Comments: An excellent quality dessert plum.

Narrabeen
Japanese
NarrabeenPLUM
Fruit: Large round.
Skin: Deep red over green-yellow.
Flesh: Yellow, juicy and very sweet, excellent flavour.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens late February.
Pollinators: Mariposa, Santa Rosa, Satsuma.
Comments: Very productive. Fruit carries and store well.

President
European
PresidentPLUm
Fruit: Large oval.
Skin: Deep purple with heavy bloom.
Flesh: Yellow, firm, juicy and sweet, excellent flavour.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens early March.
Pollinators: Angelina.
Comments: A firm plum that carries well. A good commercial variety.

Ruby Blood
Japanese
Fruit: Large round.
Skin: Dark purple over green.
Flesh: Blood red, juicy, good flavour, fine texture.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens late March.
Pollinators: Santa Rosa, Narrabeen, Mariposa.
Comments: Hangs on tree well. An excellent late plum.