I'd really like to taste a Mariposa and/or Burgundy plum before I add a tree to my orchard. I'm in San Diego, but heading up to Ventura this Sunday, so if you live anywhere in between, please let me know if you have a ripe Mariposa or Burgundy plum I can sample. I'm trying to find the plum variety that I grew up with in Oxnard forty years ago. My dad had said he thought it was Satsuma, so when I planted my orchard three years ago I planted a Satsuma plum. Now that it's fruited, I can say it's not the same variety I grew up with. My reading suggests that it was probably Mariposa, or Burgundy, but I don't want to plant one, and wait another three years to discover that's wrong too.
Please send me an email, or PM if you are willing to let me taste your Mariposa and/or Burgundy plum, and you live between San Diego and Santa Barbara Ca.