Revisiting this variety, my PH trees have set a very nice crop this year, and although fruit size may have been affected, flavor and sweetness have not. My favorite Japanese, hybrid plum I grow. Early ripening once again, only Underwood is earlier here. RIchly colored flesh, dense and meaty, clingstone.
This variety seems to be of moderate vigor, grower friendly, In my unsprayed orhard, it has some brown rot, light curculio damage, but most of the crop is making it. This should be a good season for plums here in Maine-dry and hot! Also notable is that these sustained -26F this past winter, so zone 4 hardy.