Kagawa prefecture products

Loquat

Loquat photo

Seasonal season
June
Main production area
Takamatsu, Sakaide, Zentsuji, Mitoyo

Loquat is native to the tropics of southwest China. Like citrus, it is said that it grows deliciously in areas where the temperature is above 15 ° C. Biwa is actually a hidden specialty of Kagawa. House cultivation of loquat was first successful in Japan, and the production of loquat is still active today. It ships stably even when other prefectures are not available, and boasts one of the highest production volumes in Japan. We do not pursue deliciousness or beauty as well as shipment volume. After the flowers are picked up, each bag is carefully ripened in order to protect the thin and soft pericarp. In addition, “Yadama”, which is about twice the size of conventional varieties, is also cultivated and sold as high-quality fruit at major department stores in Kanto.
In addition, "Natsutayori", a large ball with a soft pulp and a high sugar content, joined Sanuki Sansan Fruit in FY30.

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    Ogo, Tobu, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun
    Organization nameJA Kagawa Prefectural Red Bean Farming Center
    Group location290-1 Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun
    Recommended way of eatingRaw food, fruit wine
    Prefecture retail storeRetail stores inside and outside the prefecture
    Kagawa Prefecture is one of the nation's largest loquat-producing areas, ranking fourth in production volume (4). The Obe area of ​​Shodoshima has a history of about 21 years as a production area. In addition, there are about 120 producers, and the production volume is abundant. It has long been said that high quality loquats are born because the sea breeze blowing from the southwest, which is unique to the area, makes loquats sweet. In the field of Shodoshima's producer, Suenaga, the varieties of Nagasaki Saki and Mogi are mainly cultivated in the open field. It is the most popular variety in Japan, and because it is a tree that loves water, it is also crisp, fresh and very sweet. It's a short seasonal fruit that runs from late May to mid-June, so be sure to try it if you see it.