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  • From: Mark Lee <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Umeboshi
  • Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 11:51:31 -0700

I too have an umeboshi plum tree. It blooms early in the season, but never
produced any fruit. I planted my tree 3 years ago. How long did it take for
you to get fruit? Do you know the variety of umeboshi and what nursery it
came from?
-Mark, Seattle

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Mike Levine <> wrote:

> Once again, I have a bumper crop of ume plums on my tree. I've never eaten
> any because they won't ripen to sweetness and it took me a few years to
> realize that. Does anyone know how to tell when they are ready for picking
> to make pickled umeboshi plums? One reference I found said the 2nd half of
> June, but I'm not sure what climate that was in. . Any advice, recipes,
> ideas would be appreciated. I wouldn't mind making something sweet out of
> them too. From the looks of it, I'm going to have A LOT of plums.
> Thanks,
> Mike Levine
> Ann Arbor, MI
> Zone 5b (USDA changed us to 6, but I'm not convinced)
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