Kagawa prefecture products

Loquat

Loquat photo

Loquat is native to the tropics of southwestern China.Like citrus fruits, it is said to grow deliciously in areas where the temperature is above 15 ° C.Kagawa loquat is a seasonal fruit that is mainly shipped during the month from May to June.
Loquat is actually a hidden specialty of Kagawa.It boasts the fourth largest production volume in Japan (4).We do not pursue not only production volume but also deliciousness and beauty.After picking the flowers, in order to protect the thin and soft pericarp, each one is ripened in a bag, taking time and effort to grow.In addition, "Yotama", which is about twice the size of conventional varieties, is also cultivated and sold as a high-class fruit at major department stores in the Kanto region.
In addition, the large varieties with soft flesh and high sugar content "Natsutayori" joined the "Sanuki Sanuki Fruit" in 2018.

Seasonal season
Time to go around Peak season (seasonal season)
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Main production area
Takamatsu, Sakaide, Zentsuji, Mitoyo

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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.