Plum ID?

brownmolaMarch 29, 2013

I was told this was a Satsuma Plum. It has been in the ground for 3 years and has not fruited yet. This year, there are lots of flower buds about to pop open. The flowers seem like they're going to have pink tips which seems odd for a plum. Thanks for looking.

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Here is the picture.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 11:06PM
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Here is another.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 12:18AM
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Campanula UK Z8

Mmmm, I think that some cultivars of the japanese plum (prunus salicina) have pink flowers. Would be keen to try it myself (only have the European plum, P.domestica). Think it needs a pollinator though?

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 8:42PM
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ahajmano(sunset 23, Mission Viejo CA)

well its definitely not a satsuma. Looks more like an inter-specific.

You can cross out the following options, as I have all of them, and non have pink flowers:

Santa Rosa
Elephant Heart
Autumn Rosa
Weeping Santa Rosa
Luther Burbank Plumcot
Jefferson Green Gage
Persian Green
Emerald Drop Pluot
Dapple Dandy Pluot
Flavor King Pluot
Mariposa plum

Good luck

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 1:07AM
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Satsuma flowers are white...


    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 2:11PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Makes me wonder if its an ornamental plum, I have one of those with pink blossoms. None of my non-ornamentals show pink ever.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 2:55PM
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Some of the pink flower buds that have partially opened up look like their pink tips are faded and the ones that have fully opened up look like they have lost their pink coloring altogether and they now look like your standard all white plum flower.

Would an ornamental still have a little fruitlet that develops when the flower petals drop?

Thanks for looking, I appreciate all the responses.

If it is a non fruiting plum, it'll give me a good excuse to pull it out and put in a nice peach or nectarine.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 3:50PM
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