The plums cultivated in Taiwan come in six main varieties and are farmed on the west side of the central mountain range. The plums ripen from March to May. Plums can induce appetite, dispel abdominal distention, resolve the effects of alcohol, prevent motion sickness and colds, etc. Since these plums are highly acidic and only slightly sweet, they are not often used as fresh fruit after harvest and are instead turned into plum preserves.

Kaohsiung Agricultural Story Museum - Plum
Mountain in Kaohsiung - Favorite Place of Plum. Quality of plum produced at elevation around 1,000 meters is best. Plum is produced mainly around the Qingming Festival. So plum is the fruit getting mature earliest among all kinds of fruits in a year. And if plum harvest is good, other fruits will have bountiful harvests too.