Fresh Green Ume Green Plum 500G / 青梅 Ao Ume

  • $26.80

  • 4 or more $25.00 each

Upcoming Air Cargo : Monday 29 Jul

Order within 08:29:13 to be in time for the upcoming air cargo on Monday 29 Jul
Next Air Cargo : Tuesday 30 Jul

22 JUN UPDATE: Ume Season has officially ended. See you next year!

Simple Umeshu recipe below! There are many recipes online and we think you should tweak it to your liking. It is, after all, your very own Umeshu ;) 

  • Produce of Gunma prefecture。
  • You can use this to make Umeshu or pickled plums. Scroll below for Shochu.
  • Sold in APPROX. 500G per packet (note: there may be a difference of 40~60G due to moisture loss, it is all pre-packed at Toyosu Market).
  • *Please note that some plums may have some shade of red/yellow (this is normal) and will continue to turn red if kept longer. This is not a defect.
  • There may be brown / red blemishes on the plums, these are NOT defects nor bruises, and are completely natural. There are no agricultural chemicals and fertilizers used to grow these plums so you may use them to make Umeshu! Please do not proceed with the purchase if you are not ok with the blemishes.
  • In the same way that a baby will eventually grow into a toddler, growth is inevitable and unstoppable. Green plums naturally turn red when they are about to ripen. 
  • To ripen the plums further, keep them in a paper bag and store at room temperature. 
  • NOTE: The Ume will not be despatched chilled because they don't require chilling. We will only provide foam boxes for items that require chilling only upon request. 

Simple Umeshu Recipe:

1 x 500G Ao Ume, Green Plums
1 x 400G~500G Crystal Rock Sugar 
1 x 1L~1.8L Shochu, or any Vodka, “white liquor”, or any distilled spirit/liquor above 35% ABV.

Steps:
1. Wash and dry plums thoroughly. Remove stems (optional).
2. Add plums in a single layer in the glass jar. Cover plums with rock sugar, and repeat until it's all in the jar.
3. Pour your alcohol of choice into the jar.
4. Seal and write the day's date on the jar, and store in a cool, dark place (no refrigerator).

Enjoy in a year! (Or at least 6 months if you can't wait)

*For larger quantities, simply adjust the quantity of the other ingredients according to the amount of Plums.*

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