Please note that green plums are a seasonal fruit and can only be supplied for a limited period each year, therefore this product may be out of stock for an extended period of time. The next estimated arrival is between Spring to Summer 2024. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note that these green plums have been grown without pesticides, so they may have scratches or stains. These have been carefully selected, so rest assured there are no issues when making green plum wine or green plum juice.
One full 1kg (2.2lbs) bag of fresh frozen certified organic green plums from Japan. Organically grown in Usuki, located in the southern part of Oita Prefecture. Absolutely no use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. When grown in such a natural environment, there is a higher chance of plums being eaten or infested by insects which will quickly spread over to all the trees nearby. It's safe to say the farm puts a great amount of time and effort into growing these green plums without the use of pesticides. Enjoy these naturally grown plums that hold their original flavor like no other.
These green plums are unripe and cannot be eaten raw, therefore we recommend using them to make plum wine (umeshu), plum juice, plum mirin or plum jam. Freezing green plums changes the internal structure and actually makes them juicier compared to room-temperature stored plums. By using these frozen green plums, plum wine or plum juice can be made efficiently in a much shorter time. Packed right after picking, so we advise giving them a quick rinse with water before using them.
To ensure that the trees do not exceed their natural capacity for sustainable production, organic matter is used as compost, which is naturally converted into soil. The farm is in a beautiful and natural location surrounded by mountains and the sea. See images of the actual farm and farmers below.
About Certified Organic
This product is certified Japan Agricultural Standard Organic (JAS) - both in the country of origin and Japan. Japan has one of the world's strictest organic certification standards. But what does certified organic mean when it comes to fruits and vegetables?
✔ Strictly tested for E Coli, coliforms, molds, yeasts as well as listeria and salmonella and therefore meets very high microbiological safety standards.
✔ Free of harmful synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides or any food additives.
✔ Free of genetically modified seeds (non-GMO)
✔ The farmland and soil in use are free of any chemical treatments.
✔ Organic produce is heavily regulated. Producers and importers are checked and inspected by governmental bodies or certified third parties. Organic certification requires detailed bookkeeping and documentation for 100% tracability. "Certified organic" is a protected word and the use is legally restricted.
✔ Organic farming is a more sustainable when it comes to holistic food production. The lack of harmful pesticides is better for the environment.
✔ Organic produce comes mostly from family-owned farms that own smaller acres of organic land.
It is also important to mention that organic produce is more cost-intensive. Organic farming has lower yields compared to conventional farming and is oftentimes more labor-intensive as well. Additionally, organic certification and auditions require annual fees for producers, exporters, and importers resulting in higher prices for the end consumers.
Please note that non-processed, non-GMO, and chemical-free produce will always have a minor degree of defects; these may include, decolorations, insect damage, broken damage, crumble damage, squashed damage, over or under maturity, and minor natural non-harmful mold. Although rare, there may worms, scratches or mold on the product that cannot be seen during inspections. None of these are harmful or a safety issue and can be removed without worries.
|18cm x 10cm x 26cm (7.09" x 3.9" x 10.2")
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping and delivery is frozen
|Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
|Check product label, usually more than 3 months.
|Certified Organic Green Plums (Oita Prefecture)
|Resealable food-grade aluminum pouch
|Country of Origin
|Organic Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) - Certificate Number: Oita Organic Agriculture Research Center 0149
|100g serving size
Total Fat: 0.5g
Total Carbohydrate: 7.9g
Total Sugar: 5.4g
|Please note that the green plums vary in size because they are grown naturally. Rest assured there are no safety or quality issues.
✔ Locally and naturally grown without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and other nasties.
✔ Organic matter is used as compost, which is naturally reintegrated back into the soil.
✔ Sustainable organic farming that includes the cultivation of plots and fields that have not been used for other purposes for many years.