By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener Plums are a delectable addition to any home garden. Growing plum trees is not only rewarding but also extremely tasty. Plums are excellent fresh but also make a wonderful jam or jelly.
Santa Rosa Plums are my absolute favorite! Among the best varieties for our hot, dry climate are two self-pollinators: 'Beauty' and 'Santa Rosa'. The 'Satsuma'. 'Burbank', 'Howard Miracle', 'Mariposa' and 'Friar' can be pollinated by the 'Santa Rosa'.