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 Apricot
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Ripens: Very Early
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Feathered (prominent side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*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.
Note on Shipping:
Our Apricot trees 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 trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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