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Product Summary (Registration No.1)

Registration No.1 あおもりカシス

Registered name (Transcription) : あおもりカシス (Aomori Cassis)
Reference information : Aomori Cassis
aomori cassis photo

Category of product

Class 3 Fruit (Blackcurrant)

Producing area

Tousei area, Aomori Prefecture (Aomori City, Hiranaimachi, Imabetsumachi, Yomogitamura and Sotogahamamachi)

Registered Group

Aomori Cassis Association


This cassis has a refreshing sour taste and a special  fragrance. Moreover, it is rich in Anthocyanin. Ripe Aomori Cassis must be harvested by hand picking.

Link with the local area

A Hirosaki University professor received an offer in Germany in 1965 to introduce cassis seedlings which seemed to adapt to the climate of Aomori. Since then, this variety has been planted in Aomori. Cultivation of the original variety has protected consistently without making any selective breeding.


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