This beautiful Japanese apricot tree is often used as an ornamental, but has the added benefit of delicious fruit. 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. Harvest the fruit when it displays a red blush over the orange skin. Tree grows to about 15' and is self-fertile. Early bloomer.
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Size: 5/8 to 3/4 inch caliper (width around trunk)
Height: 6 ft.(trimmed to 5'when shipped)
Shape: Feathered (prominent side branching)
Ripening Time: May to early June
Conventionally Grown Trees are shipped bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.