What is a Luisa plum?

Fruiting Plum. This large yellow-skinned, yellow-fleshed plum has a distinctive dimple in its’ cheek, and is an unusually elongated, non-regular heart-shape. It is amazingly sweet and juicy, and the cropping is heavy, precocious and regular. Self fertile although ‘Billington’ can improve fruit set.

Do Luisa plums ripen off the tree?

If you are interested in making prunes, however, the plums are allowed to ripen completely upon the tree until they naturally fall. Gather them up and allow them to dry naturally; spread apart in the sun (but keep in mind you may be sharing the plums with other critters!) or in a dehydrator or oven set at 175 F.

How big does a Luisa plum tree grow?

around 5m tall
A deciduous, spreading tree growing to around 5m tall and 3m wide depending on pruning.

Is Luisa Plum self pollinating?

Productive and self-pollinating, this plum is a favourite among our customers who have planted it. It has big fruit with a lovely red blush and yellow flesh that ripens in February.

Is Luisa a Japanese plum?

A very exciting new Japanese plum from New Zealand, Luisa Japanese Plum produces gorgeous, oblong, mango shaped fruits with beautiful, sunset colored skin and bright yellow flesh. Fruits are super juicy, flavorful and phenomenal eaten fresh off the tree! Fruits ripen over a few weeks rather than all at once, making it …

How do you preserve Louisa plums?

Bottling plums and stone fruit is the perfect way to preserve the summer harvest to enjoy all year round….So let’s get into it!

  1. Step 1: Sterilise your jars and lids/seals.
  2. Step 2: Make the sugar syrup.
  3. Step 3: Wash & prepare the fruit.
  4. Step 4: Pack the fruit and syrup into jars.
  5. Step 5: Heat processing the jars.

Where did the Luisa plum originate?

The Luisa plum originated in Nelson Street, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Where do Luisa plums come from?

Do plums ripen off the tree NZ?

Do Yellow Plums Ripen Off the Tree? Yes, some yellow plums are yellow upon maturity. Test them for firmness, and taste-test them to see if they are sweet enough to eat. If you’re picking plums before they’re ripe, you can ripen them, but they have the best flavor if they ripen on trees.

What month are plums ready to pick?

Plums are generally in season somewhere in the United States from the end of May all the way into October. The varieties that have their origins in Japan ripen first, and the European varieties, which we usually refer to as prune plums, ripen later.