Farmers have carefully nurtured delicious Japanese apples for a full year; they make a great gift for someone special
Japanese apples are renowned for their juiciness, refreshing sweetness, and large, beautiful appearance. Behind their exceptional quality lies the hard work of dedicated farmers who spend a lot of time and effort growing them.
Sweet and juicy Japanese apples are grown using advanced cultivation techniques
Starting with Fuji and Orin, it is said that over 2,000 varieties of apples are being grown in Japan using advanced cultivation techniques to produce sweet, juicy, and attractive-looking fruit. These perfect apples are coveted by consumers the world over.
It takes a year of time and effort to produce such scrumptious apples
Delicious apples are grown by very competent and experienced farmers. Cultivation takes about one year, from pruning in winter to harvesting the fruits in fall. This work is done almost entirely by hand and requires a lot of time and effort.
Pruning is carried out in the winter so the fruit can be exposed to light and wind when it starts to grow
Pruning carried out in winter is one of the most important tasks of apple cultivation. While predicting where each piece of fruit will grow, farmers shape the trees according to the local climate and apple variety, thus ensuring each apple appearing in summer receives sufficient exposure to light and wind. This technique is so difficult that farmers say, “It can only be mastered after pruning 50,000 trees.”
Thinning the fruit to produce large and delicious apples
Thinning the fruit begins when the spring flowers bloom. The farmers work every day to thin the trees as quickly as possible. This will ensure that the remaining fruit will be well nourished, resulting in large, delicious apples. This is a difficult task, and the work must be re-examined and carried out numerous times before finally being completed in the summer.
Color control is important for producing beautiful-looking apples
As the apples ripen, farmers start controlling their color. Reflective sheeting is placed on the ground under the trees, and leaves that block the sunlight are removed. Additionally, the apples are rotated on their stems so that the part hidden behind the leaves is also sufficiently exposed to light, thus ensuring color is evenly distributed.
High-quality Japanese apples make perfect gifts
The apples, lovingly cultivated over the course of a year, are carefully hand-picked to avoid damage and then shipped all over the world. World-class in terms of beauty, size, and taste, Japanese apples make perfect gifts.