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Native Fruits of Japan

Amaou

"Amaou" is a strawberry variety, produced only in Fukuoka prefecture. As it is big, well-shaped, red, and glossy with a well-balanced sweet and sour taste, it is called "AMAOU," taking the first 4 characters of Akai (red in Japanese), Marui (round), Ookii (big), and Umai (delicious).
Photo: Fukuoka Prefecture

Amaou

Sky Berry

"Sky Berry" is a strawberry variety, which was born in Tochigi prefecture after 17 years of selection from more than a hundred thousand strains. It has a large beautiful conic shape and mild but outstanding sweet flavor. You can enjoy a juicy and elegant taste.
Photo: Tochigi Prefecture

Sky Berry

Tochiotome

"Tochiotome" is a strawberry variety born in Tochigi prefecture. It is currently ranked first in Japan in terms of the amount of strawberry production. It has a well-balanced sweet and sour taste. It is popular not only for enjoying it as it is, but also for making sweets.
Photo: Tochigi Prefecture

Tochiotome

Mizuho

Loquat, originating in East Asia, has also been grown in Japan for about 270 years. "Mizuho" is a Japanese loquat variety, which is bigger and softer than others. You can enjoy its juicy flesh and refreshing sweetness.
Photo: Chiba Prefecture

Mizuho

Sato Nishiki

"Sato Nishiki" is a cherry variety which has the largest production in Japan. After the color becomes bright red, it has an excellent sweet taste with well-balanced sourness, and its white flesh is soft and juicy. It is popular as a seasonal gift.
Photo: Yamagata Prefecture

Sato Nishiki

Musk Melon

"Musk Melon" is famous for its aroma like musk, the melty texture of its flesh and finely netted skin. It is a juicy and very sweet high-quality melon grown in a greenhouse.
Photo: Shizuoka Prefecture


Musk Melon

Crown Melon

"Crown Melon" is produced only in Shizuoka prefecture. It is shipped as "Crown Melon" only if the "Musk Melon" meets strict criteria of sugar content, fleshiness, flavor, ripeness, etc. You can enjoy a sweet gorgeous flavor and melty texture.
Photo: Shizuoka Prefecture

Crown Melon

Kosui

"Kosui" is a pear variety which comes in season from August. Its taste is very sweet and has almost no sourness. You can enjoy the juicy flesh and crisp texture.
Photo: Chiba Prefecture

Kousui


Nansui

"Nansui" comes in season from mid-September. It is a juicy, very sweet and less sour Asian pear. With its long-lasting freshness, you can enjoy its juicy sweetness for a long time.
Photo: Nagano Prefecture

Nansui 

Nikkori

"Nikkori" is a large Japanese pear which weighs around 1 kg, more than twice the weight of an ordinary Japanese pear. It is harvested in October and November. You can enjoy soft, juicy and sweet flesh. It can also be stored for a long time.
Photo: Tochigi Prefecture

Nikkori

Kyoho

"Kyoho" born in 1955 in Japan, is very popular as the "King of Grapes" because of the large size of its berries. You can enjoy juicy and rich sweetness. Kyoho literally means "a huge mountain." It was named after Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and a symbol of the nation.
Photo: Nagano Prefecture

Kyoho

Nagano Purple

"Nagano Purple" is a grape variety originated in Nagano prefecture, with large berries of purplish black color. It is famous for its very sweet, juicy and moderately sour taste. Since it is seedless and has thin skin, you can eat it whole and take in a lot of polyphenol.
Photo: Nagano Prefecture

ナガノパープル

Pione

"Pione" is a purplish black grape variety, named after the Italian word for "pioneer." It is famous for its strong sweetness, refreshing sourness, seedless flesh and rich aroma.
Photo: Okayama Prefecture

Pione

 Shien

"Shien" is a purplish-red and late-maturing grape which comes in season from late October. Since it has large berries with soft seedless flesh, it is easy to eat. It is popular for its juicy and well−balanced sweet and sour taste.
Photo: Okayama Prefecture

Shien

Shine Muscat

"Shine Muscat" is an improved variety of muscat grape. It is much sweeter than the normal muscat, and is popular for its seedless juicy flesh. You can eat its peel as well.
Photo: Nagano Prefecture

Shinie Muscat

 

Fuyu

"Fuyu" is a type of sweet persimmon which comes in season from late October. The flesh is soft, juicy and very sweet. This is the most-produced persimmon variety in Japan.
Photo: Gifu Prefecture

Fuyu

 Jiro

"Jiro" is a type of sweet persimmon which comes in season from mid-September. The fruit is less juicy and is crisp. It is rich in vitamin C, containing about twice as much as a mandarin.
Photo: Aichi Prefecture

Jiro

Fuji

"Fuji" is an apple variety which has rich juice and a strongly sweet and moderately sour taste. The name is the same as Mt. Fuji, the representative and highest mountain in Japan. It is famous for the largest amount of production in Japan.
Photo: Aomori Prefecture

Fuji


Shinano Gold

"Shinano Gold" is a beautiful yellow-skinned apple. You can enjoy a crunchy texture and refreshing flavor. It has a well-balanced sweet and sour taste, and is long-lasting as well.
Photo: Nagano Prefecture

Shinano Gold

 

Shinano Sweet

"Shinano Sweet" is a medium-maturing apple variety which comes in season from October.The name originates from its soft sweetness and its place of origin, Nagano prefecture, which used to be called "Shinano".
Photo: Nagano Prefecture

Shinano Sweet

Kiyomi

"Kiyomi" is a Japanese citrus fruit which comes in season from February. It is famous for its sweet scent and abundant juice. It has soft inner endocarps, so you can enjoy it without removing them.
Photo: Wakayama Prefecture

Kiyomi


Setoka

"Setoka" is a Japanese citrus which comes in season from January. It is popular for its fresh-sweet taste and soft-smooth texture. It has soft inner endocarps and is easy to eat.
Photo: Ehime Prefecture

Setoka

Unshiu Mikan

"Unshiu Mikan" is a mandarin that originated in Japan and is a typical citrus grown in Japan's temperate regions. Since it is seedless and has soft inner endocarps, you can enjoy it without removing them. It is a tasty and juicy mandarin.
Photo: Wakayama Prefecture

 Unshu