Santa Rosa Dwarf Plum: "produces large, very juicy, dark reddish purple fruit. The melting red flesh has a fine texture and delightful flavor. Santa Rosa is one of the best Japanese Plums. Trees are large, rapid growing and bear early. Ripens mid to late August. Zones 5-8 Shiro, Superior and Santa Rosa are Japanese plums and need different varieties for proper pollination. All other varieties are self-pollinating. Plant dwarf trees 10’ apart. Mature height 8-10’. "
Moorpark note to self: Apricots don’t like acid soil: improve alkalinity by spreading 60g lime per square metre in late autumn or winter each year, or dig in mushroom compost or poultry manure. If the soil is heavy, put a layer of rubble at the bottom of the planting hole. Apricots are usually self-pollinating. Despite this, it is best to plant two different varieties that will flower at the same time.
About Santa Rosa Plum Tree... Santa Rosa is the most important commercial and home variety for good reason. Its large oval purplish-red fruit has firm, rich, pleasing, sweet-tart flavor. Santa Rosa is self-fertile and ripens in mid-June. (400 Chill Hours)
Lapins Cherry Tree (Semi-dwarf)--Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. Heavy, late-maturing crops of split resistant fruit sometimes reaching an inch in diameter. Attractive upright growth habit. Developed by Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Summerland, British Columbia. Sometimes called the self-fruitful Bing.