Estimated Chilling Requirement 250 hours below 45°F ; USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 - 10 ; Pollination. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. MARIPOSA is a popular blood plum with large, heart-shaped fruit with very dark red, sweet, juicy flesh. Mariposa Plums can grow to a height of 5 metres and a width of 4 metres. Pollination: Pollinated by Catalina, Nubiana, or Santa Rosa. Prunus domestica. Plum– Mariposa. It requires pollination from the Santa Rosa plum tree, and bears lovely white blossoms in springtime. This is what they mean when you hear talk of blood plums. Mariposa plum trees grow large, sweet plums with a rich, aromatic flavor. Tips and Tricks. Pollination: Possibly 'Santa Rosa' Mariposa blood plum dripping with sweet juice. Excellent sweet flavour and very dark red, juicy flesh. The most popular plum trees are red plums such as Satsuma, a red plum with red flesh. Suitable for small to medium gardens. A Japanese, semi-freestone, mid season blood plum. Improved Satsuma. Satsuma blood plums on the tree. 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. 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. 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. 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. Used for fresh fruit, juice, jam and stewing. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. Excellent sweet flavour and very dark red, juicy flesh. Used for fresh fruit, juice, jam and stewing. Mariposa Plum. Mariposa Plum. Mid-season maturity. Unless you choose self-fertile varieties, two plum trees will increase pollination and therefore fruiting. However plum tree varieties such as Santa Rosa, Mariposa, and Satsuma are all well known Japanese types. Tree … The skin of Mariposa plum is mottled maroon over green. Partially self-pollinating but will improve inÿthe company of 'SantaÿRosa', 'Narabeen' or 'Mariposa'. Suitable for small to medium gardens. The Mariposa plum was selected by Jennie Benedict Thompson in 1923 from a chance seedling found growing in Pasadena, California. The dark-red, mid-sized, rounded fruits are borne on vigorous upright branches that develop a willowy habit. Very low chill. 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. 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