Santa Rosa Plum
Taste: Santa Roses have juicy amber flesh and although they are smaller than other varieties, but hasn’t lost its place in the hearts of plum lovers who love their sweet-tart flavor and beautiful appearance.
- Good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, copper, dietary fiber, and potassium
- Plums have a low glycemic index value, which means eating them can help you control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
- Contain phenols, which are powerful antioxidants known to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals
When To Look For Santa Rosa Plums: The earliest ripening plums, look for Santa Rosa just before the beginning of the plum season, usually in July.
Best Use For Santa Rosa Plums: Perfect for eating fresh out of hand, Santa Rosa’s sweetness also lends itself well to fermenting into a sweet plum wine. They are not freestone, and can be so juicy there is little left to slice, so are best used in sauces, sorbets or jellies.
How to Store Santa Rosa Plums: Store your plums in the refrigerator, as they easily go soft when left on the counter.