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Shiro originated in California in 1899. It has medium, round, greenish-yellow fruit with a pink blush. The juicy, translucent flesh has a mild sweet flavor. It is excellent for fresh eating, cooking, canning and dessert. The tree is low growing, spreading, very hardy and prolific (may need thinning.) It is a good pollinizer, but not for itself. The chilling requirement is 600 hours. It bears reliably in many climates and is self-fruitful. Japanese plums are vigorous and need another Japanese plum to pollinate them.