This is one of those gifts from nature that noone can take credit for developing. It appears to be a chance seedling found growing in Hamilton, New Zealand. When it started producing delicious, funny looking plums, the property owners got it checked out. After it was determined to be a unique, new variety, it was named 'Luisa' after the owner's Guatamalan grandmother. This large plum with an unusual, pointy, football shape has an attractive rosy blush over a yellowish background. Sweet and very juicy, yellow, freestone flesh has a tangy apricot edge. Luisa is ranked highly for fresh eating as well as canning and drying. Unlike many Japanese plums, it can be stored in the fridge for several months. Luisa makes an ideal backyard tree as the fruit ripens over an extended time period.
SEMI-FERTILE* | ZONE 5 | HARVEST: LATE AUG.-EARLY SEPT.