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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 (Cassis Berry, Blackcurrant)

Production Area

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

Registered Group

     Aomori Cassis Association


Aomori cassis is a blackcurrant which has a refreshing sour taste and a distinctive fragrance. It is rich in Anthocyanin. Ripe Aomori Cassis must be harvested by hand picking.

Link with the Production Area

In 1965, a Hirosaki University professor received cassis seedlings in Germany which seemed to adapt well to the climate of Aomori Prefecture. Since then, this original variety has been cultivated and protected in the production area without conducting any selective breeding.


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