The White Ume, Shiro-Kaga, is a beautiful Japanese apricot tree often used as an ornamental, but has the added benefit of delicious fruit. The White Ume apricot has stunning, white blooms of a single petal which consistently leads 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 White Ume apricot when it displays a red blush over the orange skin. Tree grows to about 15' and is self-fertile. Early bloomer. Lower chill requirement than Pink Ume. Please see below for further information on our White Ume apricot trees for sale.
Considerations for White Ume Apricot
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Uses:Canning / Preserves, Fresh Eating
Bloom Period:Very Early
Origin Date: Japan 1800`s
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:1-3 years
Recommended Spacing:12-16 ft.
Mature Size:12-16 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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 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.
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