Mariposa blood plum dripping with sweet juice. Partially self-pollinating but will improve inÿthe company of 'SantaÿRosa', 'Narabeen' or 'Mariposa'. Pollenized by Catalina, Nubiana, or Santa Rosa. MARIPOSA is a popular blood plum with large, heart-shaped fruit with very dark red, sweet, juicy flesh. Mariposa Plum. Plum trees fall into two main categories, European types such as and Japanese types (blood plums). Good fresh or cooked. This is what they mean when you hear talk of blood plums. Bloom Season within fruit type(see note) early midseason. Satsuma blood plums on the tree. Used for fresh fruit, juice, jam and stewing. Japanese Plums: These varieties bloom and ripen earlier, tend and to have larger crops. Harvest Season within fruit type. A popular blood plum with large, heart shaped fruit. a.k.a. A Japanese, semi-freestone, mid season blood plum. Suitable for small to medium gardens. Plum– Mariposa. Excellent sweet flavour and very dark red, juicy flesh. Santa Rosa plum … Pollination: Possibly 'Santa Rosa' Estimated Chilling Requirement 250 hours below 45°F ; USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 - 10 ; Pollination. Tree … Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. The more old-fashioned Satsuma blood plum is far more prized than the Mariposa. 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. 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. Excellent sweet flavour and very dark red, juicy flesh. A popular blood plum with large, heart shaped fruit. The Mariposa plums are juicy with red flesh surrounding a small pit, nearly freestone. Mariposa plum trees grow large, sweet plums with a rich, aromatic flavor. 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). It requires pollination from the Santa Rosa plum tree, and bears lovely white blossoms in springtime. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. Mid-season maturity. Unless you choose self-fertile varieties, two plum trees will increase pollination and therefore fruiting. Suitable for small to medium gardens. 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. The dark-red, mid-sized, rounded fruits are borne on vigorous upright branches that develop a willowy habit. Mariposa Plums can grow to a height of 5 metres and a width of 4 metres. MARIPOSA PLUMS Chill Hours: 250 Fruit Ripens: August The Mariposa Plum, also known as an Improved Satsuma, is a Japanese blood plum with a maroon hue over green skin, and juicy, firm, delicious flavored flesh within. Suitable for small to medium gardens. However plum tree varieties such as Santa Rosa, Mariposa, and Satsuma are all well known Japanese types. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. Very low chill. Mariposa Plum. The Mariposa plum was selected by Jennie Benedict Thompson in 1923 from a chance seedling found growing in Pasadena, California. Tips and Tricks. The most popular plum trees are red plums such as Satsuma, a red plum with red flesh. Used for fresh fruit, juice, jam and stewing. Prunus domestica. HEIGHT: 4.0m WIDTH: 4.0m *height & width at maturity. Improved Satsuma. The skin of Mariposa plum is mottled maroon over green. Pollination: Pollinated by Catalina, Nubiana, or Santa Rosa.