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Product Summary (Registration No.14)

Registration No.14 吉川ナス

Registered name (Transcription) : 吉川ナス(Yoshikawa Nasu)
Reference information : Yoshikawa Eggplant
Yoshikawa Nasu photo

Category of product

Class 2 Vegetables (Eggplant)

Producing area

Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture

Registered Group

Sabae City Traditional Vegetables Cultivation Research Group


Yoshikawa Nasu is a oval shaped eggplant which is about ten centimeters in diameter. It is glossy and dark purple, and the pulp is dense. Its texture is thick and the juiciness helps maintain the firmness even after cooking thoroughly. Yoshikawa Nasu is often used in restaurants including Ryōtei (Japanese‐style luxury restaurant) because its strong‐taste and the unique large shape are preferred by these restaurants.

Link with the local area

Yoshikawa Nasu has been cultivated throughout old Yoshikawa Village in Sabae City. To this date, it has passed down without improving the variety.


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