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Product Summary (Registration No.4)

Registration No.4 夕張メロン

Registered name (Transcription) : 夕張メロン (Yubari Melon)、YUBARI MELON
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Category of product

Class 2 Vegetables (Melon)

Producing area

Yubari City, Hokkaido

Registered Group

JA Yubari (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives)

Characteristics

The flesh of this melon is orange color. Also, it has little fiber, so it is very soft and juicy. Yubari Melon is made of “Yubari King” variety, which has a strong mellow flavor. The sugar content (brix) is more than 10 degrees.

Link with the local area

Yubari area has 3 geographical characteristics for harvesting excellent melon : (1) surrounded by mountains and has wide temperature difference between day and night, (2) light rainfall, and (3) has good drainage in the volcanic ash soil. Moreover, Yubari Melon is cultivated only in Yubari area because of self‐established cultivation technology and well‐management knowledge of the local community.

Contact

Intellectual Property Division, Food Industry Affairs Bureau,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6738-6315 / +81-3-6744-2062
Fax: +81-3-3502-5301