The cyclamen, which comes out in the middle of winter when flowers are scarce, is one of the most popular winter potted plants. In Japanese, it is called “buta no manju (from “sow bread” in English- a nickname it received from William Turner, after he discovered pigs often dug up and ate the cyclamen roots)” or “kagaribibana (bonfire flower)”. It originates from the Mediterranean coast from Greece to Syria and was introduced to Japan in the Meiji era (１８６８-１９１２). After the war, various breeding efforts were made to improve it, and it spread rapidly. Currently, there are regular varieties, pastel F１ varieties, and miniature varieties, and if grown well, they can bloom for almost six months.
- Seasonal season
- Time to go around Peak season (seasonal season)
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- Main production area
- Ayagawa Town, Takamatsu City