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Prunus Mume "Bungo"

Prunus mume or ume is a japanese "plum" (probably more of an apricot) used in making japanese plum wine and preserves. This variety was sourced from Rob Bester in Taroona, Tasmania. Vigorous tree, high quality fruit almost like a small apricot. This variety hasnt been tested elsewhere, although we're pretty sure like most mume, they are self-fertile or at least partially so. And would require winter chill. Interestingly, the tree hardly goes dormant, and shoots in springtime quite early.

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Specifications

Ripening Time mid December - January
Fertility Partially Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered using the "fan" style only. Free standing tree grows to around 3 - 5m tall.
Rootstock Non-dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Prunus Mume "Bungo"

Prunus Mume "Bungo"

Prunus mume or ume is a japanese "plum" (probably more of an apricot) used in making japanese plum wine and preserves. This variety was sourced from Rob Bester in Taroona, Tasmania. Vigorous tree, high quality fruit almost like a small apricot. This variety hasnt been tested elsewhere, although we're pretty sure like most mume, they are self-fertile or at least partially so. And would require winter chill. Interestingly, the tree hardly goes dormant, and shoots in springtime quite early.