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( Mariposa Japanese Plum )
|Japanese plums grow 15-20 feet with a somewhat wider spread. They produce round to heart-shaped fruit ranging in color from green to yellow and brilliant red to deep purple-black. Fruit is larger and juicier than the European varieties and are mostly used for fresh fruit only.
Plums can grow in many soil types but do best in fertile, well-drained soil. Periodic deep watering in summer months is advised, even though trees are fairly drought tolerant. Heavy pruning is necessary at all ages.
Important Info : Brown rot, aphids, fruit bark beetle, peach borer and plum curculio can be a problem. Also known as 'Improved Satsuma'.
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