It is famous as a traditional citrus fruit that has been cultivated since 1973, and is blessed with consumers. Excellent Indian produce seems to be the fastest shipping of any Ponkan orange variety. It has a sweeter and richer taste than mandarin oranges, and has a unique refreshing aroma unique to Ota. In addition, the average pericarp is around 150 g, the skin is smooth and thin, and there are few seeds. It was named “Ota Ponkan oranges” in 1983 and is registered as a variety.
It was introduced to China during the Tang dynasty, and it seems that cultivation spread to Taiwan in 1796 when Mr. Yang Lin Fuku brought in seedlings when he moved from Lingnan, Guangdong Province, China to Xinpu, Shinchiku, Taiwan. To Japan, in 1896, General Sukenori KABAYAMA, who was the governor-general of Taiwan at that time (served in the Satsuei War and Boshin War. Active. Chief of Staff Konoe, Governor-General of Police and General of the Army. Moved to the Navy in 1874, became Kaigun taifu (vice-minister of the navy) in 1883, and became Deputy Secretary of the Navy in 1886. Inaugurated as the Minister of Navy in 1891. The “Bombardment of Kagoshima (defending the politics of the Satsuma Choshu clan, which was criticized at the time, and strongly criticizing the civilian parties such as the Liberal Party and the Constitutional Reform Party)” is controversial. During the Sino-Japanese War, he was the commander of the Navy Command. In 1895, he became the Navy General and the first Governor-General of Taiwan. It seems that 50 bottles were sent and then the cultivation spread in earnest.
The mandarin orange pigment “β-cryptoxanthin” has the same function as vitamin A in the body, and its potential for cancer prevention is permanently expected. There are also multiple reports that it reduces the risk of osteoporosis, rheumatism, diabetes and arteriosclerosis. For delicious foods, the cut ends of the calyx should be small, and the skin should be dark and taut. Also, it should be wonderful that the shape is flat, the skin is fresh, and the juice is abundant and heavy.