Kanko Bai Japanese Plum
A popular Japanese variety, Kanko Bai Japanese Plum is prized for its abundant, beautiful, fuchsia-red blooms, red tinted foliage, and large, orange-red fruit that looks like a small apricot. Kanko Bai Japanese Plum fruit is particularly good for preserving and pickling.
Latin Name: Prunus mume
Site and Soil: Japanese Flowering Plum likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Japanese Flowering Plum is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Japanese Flowering Plum is hardy to minus 10°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: February – March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: We have not observed any pest or disease problems on Japanese Flowering Plum.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 3-9, 12-22
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34, 39