Spring 2024 - end of seasonWe have finished taking orders for this season. You will be able to pre-order for next season from June onwards and shipping begins again in Spring 2025.
Orange Pippin Trees USA logoSpecialist fruit trees for your orchard or back-yard

AU Rosa plum tree

Prunus salicina 'AU Rosa'

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 1

AU Rosa is a Santa Rosa style Japanese plum with a bright red skin and golden yellow flesh.

It is heavy-cropping, self-fertile, and easy to grow.

AU Rosa japanese plums for sale

You can pre-order for spring 2025

  • Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    Vigorous rootstock
    Out of stock

How to grow

AU Rosa is a high-chill plum, needing at least 700 chill hours. However it is well-suited to growing in warmer climates with hot or humid summers.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


As the name suggests AU Rosa was developed at Auburn University, Alabama, and includes the well-known Santa Rosa plum in its ancestry.

AU Rosa characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollination group1
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • General resistanceGood
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesHot (>30C / 86F)
  • Chill requirementHigh-chill
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colorRed

Similar varieties

  • Santa Rosa
    Santa Rosa is the definitive Japanese plum, with dark red skin and a sweet rich flavor.