Why is the Japanese rainy season called tsuyu (梅雨- plum rains)?

According to Ben Hills in Princess Masako, because it usually comes when the plums are ripening. Makes sense, and clears up one that I have always vaguely wondered, but never remembered to research when I had Google handy

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