|'Satsuma' produces small to medium plums, dull red skin, dark red flesh with a mild, sweet flavor. Early to midseason. A preferred plum for jams and jellies. Because of its red juice it is sometimes called blood plum. Heavy bearing.
Japanese Plums are best grown in the South and West, as they are not as cold hardy as the European Plums, blooming earlier, so more subject to frost damage. Generally produce better when cross pollination occurs. Heavy bearing varieties need to have the fruit thinned.