Kagawa prefecture products

Mitoyo eggplant

Seasonal season
AugustSeptember
Main production area
Mitoyo City, Kannonji City, Takamatsu City

The place of origin is eastern India. It is said that about 250 varieties have been cultivated in Japan since the Nara period and have been cultivated throughout Japan. One of the local varieties, Mitoyo eggplant is about three times as large as ordinary eggplant, and is characterized by its soft skin. It is said that the farmers of Mitoyo who went to the Korean Peninsula in the early Showa period found delicious eggplants and brought back these seeds. Because it takes more time from flowering to harvest than common eggplant, it is a rare vegetable with low yield.

  • To baked whole unglazed. Divide into 2 to 3 equal portions, cover with potato starch and saute. Simmer over time. The dish of the prefecture's favorite Miho eggplant is different for each person. The texture that condenses the flavor and melts is guaranteed to be enjoyed in any way of eating. It is also recommended to make the summer specialty "Nasushi Somen", a stewed eggplant and somen.

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    Kanonji City Onohara Town Toshiaki Onishi
    Organization nameKagawa Honan Agricultural Cooperative Farming Department
    Group location1931 Onohara, Onohara-cho, Kanonji-shi
    Recommended way of eatingSteamed eggplant, grilled eggplant, marbonas, etc.
    Prefecture retail storePrefecture retail store
    Large eggplant that is about three times as large as ordinary eggplant. Fans are gradually increasing. It has been cultivated for about 3 years in western Kagawa Prefecture, and it is a familiar ingredient in this area. It had been partially shipped since that time, but it was not widely distributed in the prefecture, and it was almost unknown. Compared to other varieties, such as the well-sold Senran eggplant, the harvest days are longer, about 40 days, and they do not last a long time. The fruit is soft and the skin is thin, so it has a melting texture. Local producers have begun publicizing and wanting to know a lot of people about delicious Miho eggplant. When you see it, make sure to purchase it and taste the Mitoyo eggplant.