Fruit Kingdom, Fukushima
Fruit can be roughly classified into two types, warm region and cold region fruits. Fukushima Prefecture is blessed with great climate, so both types of fruit can be grown. Various fruits such as peaches, pears, apples, cherries, grapes, and persimmon are cultivated and shipped throughout the year. Within Fukushima Prefecture, Fukushima City in particular is referred to as the ”fruit kingdom”. Delicious fruits, mainly peaches and pears, are delivered to the whole country.
Pears shouldn’t be peeled for the best taste!
Hearing Haga’s comments, Nakata asked as he looked at the pears, ”How can you tell a delicious pear?” and Haga answered ”It tastes best just after it starts to ripen and the greenness starts to fade.”
- Fruit farmer, Koichi Haga
- Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture