The plum blossom or meihua (Chinese: 梅花; pinyin: méihuā), along with the peony, are considered traditional floral emblems of China. The plum is commonly used in China, Yunnan area, to produce a local plum wine with a smooth, sweet, fruity taste and approximately 12% .
Asian plums are great choice choice for the beginner. They are easy to grow and so precocious that they often fruit in the nursery row. Many are self fertile.
Shiro Asian Plum Tree. Reliable, hardy, and very productive, this compact and attractive Japanese variety, Shiro Asian Plum Tree, bears good crops of round, bright-yellow fruit. Mild and sweet, it is great for fresh eating and canning. Pollinate Shiro with another Japanese variety.
Prunus mume is an East Asian tree species classified in the Armeniaca section of the genus Prunus subgenus Prunus.Its common names include Chinese plum and Japanese apricot. The flower is usually called plum blossom. This distinct tree species is related to both the plum and apricot trees. Although generally referred to as a plum in English, it is more closely related to the apricot.Family: Rosaceae.
Also called Chinese plum trees. Japanese plum trees (Prunus salicina) were first discovered in China but largely cultivated in Japan.In the United States, Luther Burbank was the pioneer of plum-tree propagation, breeding several delicious Japanese plums. Japanese plum trees bud and bloom earlier than other varieties, making them better choices for US zones 5 and warmer.