yusura plums

So many tiny fruit harvested in Tokyo backyard

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ゆすらうめー3分の1 収穫しました。

These two bowls are just one third of the yusura plum’s harvest. It’s a small tree behind Kuge Crafts, and it produces a lot. Thanks to Yoshiko Kuge for the photo and explanation about her jam-making.

Home-made jam from Tokyo backyard fruit

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お母さんのおかげで、自家製のジャムが食べられます。ユスラ梅です。英語では「南京サクラ」と呼ばれます。

Thanks to my mother-in-law for sharing the “Nanking cherries” from her back yard. These tiny, sour red plums are called “yusura” plums in Japanese.