Beautiful, juicy Japanese citrus fruit grown under the loving care of attentive farmers
Japanese citrus fruit is gaining popularity with consumers worldwide due to its lustrous appearance and juicy texture. Let us introduce the artisanship of the farmers who produce high-quality fruit in tandem with nature.
A farming environment blessed with ample sunlight and minerals from the sea
The majority of Japanese citrus orchards are often located on sloping land in coastal areas. The terraced fields receive plenty of sunlight while the wind blesses them with minerals from the sea. This environment is the secret to the exquisite deliciousness of Japanese citrus fruit.
Various measures are taken to prevent damage to the fruit
As these coastal areas are susceptible to strong winds, the farmers need to take extra care while raising their crops. To ensure the fruit is not negatively impacted in various ways by the wind, some areas require the installation of windbreaks in the form of hedge or nets. Supporting the branches with string or poles may also be required. This kind of exacting and diligent work is indispensable.
Wrapping each individual fruit by hand protects it from the cold and birds
Many varieties of Japanese citrus fruit can survive through cold winters. To protect them from snow and frost and prevent bird damage, each fruit is individually wrapped with a covering. All this work is carried out by hand with great care.
The attentive work of the farmers preserves the quality of the fruit during harvest as well
Harvesting healthily grown fruit also requires attentive work on the part of the farmers. First, the stem is cut a slight distance from the fruit itself. It is then trimmed again closer to the fruit to remove any leaves. By harvesting in this manner, damage to the fruit can be prevented, even if they touch each other, and quality can be preserved.
The fruit is stored in a warehouse at optimal temperature and humidity, further adding to the deliciousness
After harvesting, farmers expose the fruit to natural winds to reduce skin moisture before storing it. While being stored in humidity- and temperature-controlled warehouses, it develops a rich, delectable taste and it can be shipped to the world “ready to eat.”
Japanese citrus fruit that looks and tastes great makes a wonderful gift
In this way, farmers work tirelessly every day to maximize the full potential of the citrus fruit. Juicy, tasty, and beautiful in appearance, Japanese citrus fruit is chosen by consumers worldwide as a desired gift.