Ryujin Organic Umeboshi are delicious, tart-salty pickled Japanese plums that are entirely hand-made by the traditional method. Exceptionally flavorful, the Ume plums used are the immature fruit that are pickled in sea salt for up to a year. Shiso (perilla) leaves are added to impart its deep red color. Mitoku Organic Ryujin Umeboshi Plums are grown in the renowned area of Wakayama in Southwestern Japan. Wakayama is blessed with numerous rolling hills and the perfect climate for ume cultivation. Thanks to the Kuroshio Current which brings warm water from Okinawa, these plums enjoy a long year-round mild temperature and abundant sunshine. The result is a rich, complex flavor and an appealing round shape.
Mitoku Traditional Umeboshi Plums
Due to the fact that Mitoku Traditional Umeboshi Plums are aged longer (approx. 3 years), they are the most mild tasting of all the umeboshi we offer.
Mitoku "Ko" Umeboshi Plums
Japanese "Mini" Ume Plums
Ko or "mini" umeboshi plums are revered in Japan as the select species of umeboshi. They are harvested only from century-old umeboshi trees. These compact plums are full of flavor and the core of the seeds can be eaten and is traditionally considered to be highly medicinal substance for the stomach. Due to their unique size, Ko Umeboshi plums are preferred to the larger sized plums for convenient and everyday use. Ideal for adding to a cup of tea, such as kukicha (twig tea) or green tea.