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Best Japanese plum var. for umeboshi? plum wine?

I briefly considered putting this in Japanese Gardening but...
any recommendations for best Japanese plum varieties for making umeboshi (dried salt picked plums) and plum wine? Sources?
Thanks!

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Oh! I'd be interested in hearing more about this topic! We grew Japanese plums if the front yard when I was young. Though, my brother and I just ate them (before they were ripe and after!). Unfortunately I don't know what variety we had.

Recipes would be appreciated as well.

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According to This site [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ume[/url] the species of plum you are looking for is Prunus Mume . It seems to be more closely related to an apricot than a true plum.

A lot of the places I looked for a source was more focused on this species as a bonsai specimen. Perhaps asking for a reputable source on the Bonsai forums here would give an idea where to find a larger specimen of this plant?

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Here's a pretty informative link for more info: [url=https://www.pickled-ume.com/english/]Umeboshi Pickled Ume Website[/url]

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