The Satsuma Plum is another Asian plum variety from Roseburg grower Norm Lehne Garden & Orchards.
Satsuma Plum trees produce small to medium size fruits with deep red flesh and excellent flavor. Considered an heirloom variety, the Satsuma plum is often called the “blood plum,” and was a Luther Burbank introduction from Japan in the late 1800’s. It is a favorite cooking plum, but is most often chosen for it’s excellent fresh eating quality. Like all Asian plums, Satsumas have a tart skin and sweet flesh. They will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Satsuma Plums are ideal for jams and sauces. Add sliced plums to fruit salads or green salads. Rough chop for chutneys or ice creams. Puree peeled fruits for jams, jellies, sauces, sorbets or dehydrate for fruit leather. Add Satsuma plums to baked goods like muffins, pies, upside-down cakes, scones and tarts. Use them in savory recipes with pork or chicken. Pair Satsumas with almonds, bitter greens, rich creamy cheeses and other stone fruits.
When you order, you will get approximately 1-1/2 pounds of tree-ripened plums. Norm Lehne Garden & Orchards grows all their fruit using the “IPM” growing method – click this link to learn more about this type of sustainable farming.