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 harvested when the fruit 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: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Early
Harvest Period: Early
Low Chill: Yes
Storage: A few weeks
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.
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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits