Japanese Plum



Japanese Plum in the news

Schoolgirl charm rocks sweetly funny 'Linda' 

Boston Globe - Jan 12 3:45 AM
Don't let the lack of punctuation fool you. "Linda Linda Linda" is a peachy two-hour delight that ends with a flurry of exclamation points. If the Beatles were teen girls starring in a John Hughes picture made with a distinctly Japanese attention to the comedy of everyday life, the movie showcasing it all would go something like this.
12/26/06: Yen Sushi & Sake Bar in Long Beach 
Los Angeles Daily News - Jan 12 10:44 AM
PARALLEL LINES meet at infinity, but how about parallel lives? In the case of Dan Kim and Erin Jeon, they met in the restaurant business. The two partners in Yen Sushi & Sake Bar in Long Beach, along with Young Yoon, were both born in Korea and both worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles.

Restaurant reviews 
Contra Costa Times - Jan 11 4:20 AM
The following are edited versions of full-length restaurant reviews that have run in the Times within the past year. The date the original review ran and its fork rating at that time is in parentheses. In April, we added star ratings to indicate service and ambience.

Analysis: US may be funding germ warfare research 
Middle East Times - Jan 11 12:38 AM
MIAMI, FL, USA -- Some 113 universities, government hospitals, and corporate laboratories that often engage in research having the potential to be used for germ warfare, have refused to publicly disclose their operations as required by US Federal law, a nonprofit watchdog agency has charged.

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iPrunus salicina

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species: P. salicina
Binomial name
Prunus salicina

Prunus salicina (syn. Japnese Plum Prunus triflora or Prunus thibetica; also called Japanese plum) is a small deciduous tree Jappanese Plum native to China, and now also grown in Korea and Japan. Japanse Plum It grows up to 10 m tall, Japannese Plum and has reddish-brown shoots. The leaves are 6-12 cm long and 2.5-5 cm broad, with a serrated Japanee Plum margin. The Apanese Plum flowers are produced in early spring, 2 cm diameter with five white petals. The fruit is a Japaese Plum drupe 4-7 cm diameter with yellow-pink flesh; it can be harvested in the summer. When fully ripe it Japamese Plum can be eaten raw.

Prunus salicina should Japanesee Plum not be confused with the Ume, the Japanese name for Prunus mume, a related species of plum Japnaese Plum also grown in Japan, Korea, and China. Another tree, Prunus japonica, is Jpanese Plum also a separate species despite having a Latin name similar to Prunus salicina's common name.


Culinary uses

In China, candied fruits are also sold preserved, flavoured with sugar, salt, and liquorice. In Japan, it is also used half ripe as a flavouring in liqueur.

Medicinal uses

The fruits are also used in Traditional Chinese medicine.


The species name is derived from the Latin word for willow.[1]

Prunus salicina is known in Chinese as 日本李 (pinyin: rìběn lǐ, lit. "Japanese plum"), 李 (pinyin: ), or 李子 (pinyin: lǐzi). In Japanese it is called sumomo (kanji: 李 or 酸桃, hiragana: すもも, katakana: スモモ; lit. "sour peach" or "sour fruit"), and in Korean it is called jadu (자두).

The surname Li (李; pinyin: Lǐ; also sometimes spelled "Lee", lit. "plum tree") is the most common surname in China, and also in the world. The Vietnamese equivalent is Ly. The Korean equivalent is Yi (hangul: 이, hanja: 李; also romanized "Lee" or "Rhee", or, less commonly, "Li", "I", or "Yee").

This article includes text based on the corresponding Japanese Wikipedia article.

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