Pink Ume
Japan


$29.95

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This beautiful Japanese apricot tree is often used as an ornamental, but has the added benefit of delicious fruit. Pink Ume is a stunning, single pink blooms lead to a bounty of fresh apricots. The Ume is eaten raw, candied, boiled, preserved in sugar, pickled in salt and dried, or made into a liqueur. Pink Ume is harvest the fruit when it displays a red blush over the orange skin. Tree grows to about 15' and is self-fertile. Early bloomer.


Growing Considerations for Pink Ume
Japan

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Early

Harvest Period: Early

Storage: A few weeks

Low Chill: Yes

Uses: Canning / Preserves, Fresh Eating

Origin Date: 1800`s

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

Rootstock: Mariana (Semi-dwarf)

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.


Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).

 

*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits


Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!

 

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 12 June, 2009.