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Product Summary (Registration No.6)

Registration No.6 江戸崎かぼちゃ

Registered name (Transcription) : 江戸崎かぼちゃ (Edosaki Kabocha)、江戸崎カボチャ (Edosaki Kabocha)、江戸崎南瓜 (Edosaki Kabocha)
Reference information : Edosaki Squash
Edosaki Kabocha

Category of product

Class 2 Vegetables (Squash)

Producing area

Inashiki City & Katsuracho in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Registered Group

JA Inashiki (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives)


This squash is not harvested until it is fully ripened, so it has soft texture and rich sweet taste.
Its rind is deep green with a rough surface and its flesh is deep orange color.

Link with the local area

The producing area has volcanic ash soil (Kanto loam layer) having a high drainage and has moderate rainfall throughout a year, so this area is suitable for squashes production which are vulnerable to over‐humidity. Producers have to observe production management rules which restrict harvesting unless squash is fully ripened, and are imposed strict inspection to check the conformity to the rules.


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