Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Shiro vs Satsuma Plums

Posted by fruity123 7b (My Page) on
Thu, May 22, 14 at 21:03

I was about to buy a shiro plum when I saw reviews that it is not the best tasting ones. I came across Satsuma. Is Satsuma better than Shiro for taste?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Shiro vs Satsuma Plums

Can't honestly answer...but Satsuma is a really good tasting/sweet plum. It was my dad's favorite. It needs a pollinizer like Santa Rosa.


 o
RE: Shiro vs Satsuma Plums

To some degree you are comparing apples and oranges, Satsuma is a rich-flavored red-fleshed plum and Shiro is a mild-favored yellow plum. Color plays a big role in the flavor profile, the all-yellow ones are more in the pineapple category and the red-fleshed ones are more like cherries/berries. Personally I prefer Satsuma.

Scott


 o
RE: Shiro vs Satsuma Plums

I already have beauty plum. Does Satsuma taste like beauty?


 o
RE: Shiro vs Satsuma Plums

My Beauty hasn't fruited yet (well it did last year but the critters got them all). However its a yellow fleshed red-skinned plum and those all taste quite a bit different than the red-fleshed ones.

Scott


 o
RE: Shiro vs Satsuma Plums

Scott is very good at classifying taste differences in fruits without clouding things up too much with his own personal preferences.

I'm a more strongly opinionated type, I think, and I much prefer the flavor of Satsuma to Shiro. But I'm in the northeast. When Shiro is starved for water and really gets up top sugar it can be remarkably good, but I suspect in areas with likely ample rain during the growing season, Satsuma will be consistently more flavorful to most palates.

Birds are much more likely to leave Shiro alone, however.


 o
RE: Shiro vs Satsuma Plums

To me, the Shiro is the best-tasting plum I have ever had! The animals stay away from it as it is yellow as well.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here