JA Okinawa Farmers Market Yaeyama Yuratiku Market was opened on March 17, 2022 in Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture, with Hitomebore from Ishigaki Island (Koshihikari rice and Hatsuboshi rice as parents in 1991 at Furukawa Agricultural Experiment Station in Miyagi Prefecture (Furukawa, Osaki City). Born in Furukawa-osaki). It is very resistant to cold damage, has a good taste and fragrance, and is loved and loved by Japanese people as a sticky rice. It seems that the name comes from the fact that it is named, and at that time, it was selected from more than 38,000 applications nationwide. This excellent agricultural product is cultivated mainly in the Tohoku region, and is next to Koshihikari in rice. It is a variety that has a large amount of planting and distribution.) About 18 tons are donated. At the presentation ceremony at the city hall, Ishigaki, general manager of JA Okinawa Yaeyama District Headquarters, said, “I would like to present delicious locally produced hitomebore to support local food. I want you to distribute it to children’s cafeterias and people in need of the economy.” is. The rice presented was 3658 bags containing 5 kg. It seems that JA Mutual Aid’s “Regional / Agricultural Revitalization Promotion Subsidy” was used as financial resources. In addition, it will be distributed free of charge to children’s cafeterias, childcare facilities, and independent cooking schools in the city, and vouchers will be mailed from the city to single-parent households, and it seems that they could be exchanged at farmers markets and Eyama Yuratiku markets. Mayor Nakayama seems to be grateful that he would like to deliver it to the citizens’ cafeteria, facilities that operate children’s cafeterias（Free or low-priced dining room where kid’s can go alone. There seems to be a place called regional dining room, everyone’s dining room. It is being promoted from voluntary and voluntary efforts originating from the private sector. However, despite the fact that there is no public system to support the operation, the number of children’s cafeterias is steadily increasing, and it seems that the number has reached about 6,000 locations nationwide. The deflationary spiral (disparity society) has continued for about 30 years, and the rapid increase in the poor generation in Japan is unlikely to be stopped, and it is oppressed by young children all over the country, and it has a strong impact on children and parents raising children. It remains persistent. It is bigger and more serious than the US name Lehman Brothers Holdings in Japan, which collectively refers to the events that caused a chain of global financial crises due to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings on September 15, 2008. In recent years, the Japanese economy has been far more exhausted and wandering than it was after the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. It is in the midst of a 2022 pandemic, and the reality is not much different from the postwar period of 1945. However, there is no doubt that there are situations in which the activities of companies that can afford it and seniors with a volunteer spirit can be seen at a dizzying pace.）in the city, and single-parent households. In addition, Naha, the representative of the Ishigaki Municipal Cafeteria on the 1st floor of the city hall, said that he wanted the children to eat a lot and work hard at club activities and study. Okinawa Prefecture consists of 160 large and small islands scattered in the sea area of 1000 km east-west and 400 km north-south, with a total area of 22,760 km2, which is the fourth smallest prefecture in Japan, but people are Japan who adore tradition and ancestors. The land of treasure. The climate is the only subtropical and oceanic climate, with an average annual temperature of 23.1 degrees Celsius, which is warm throughout the year. In addition, the average annual rainfall is 2040.8 mm, which is a region with more rainfall than the whole country. It is a well-known fact that in Okinawa Prefecture, the production of sugar cane, vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, beef cattle, etc. is diversified by taking advantage of its characteristics as a subtropical region. Well, as for vegetables, bitter melon, string beans, pumpkin, etc. are cultivated, but JA Okinawa whose jurisdiction is Naha City, Tomigusuku City, Itoman City, Yaese Town, Nanjo City, Yonabaru Town, Haebaru Town, Kumejima Town. The Southern District Agricultural Promotion Center is an area where okra is cultivated in a warm climate. It is the main cropping type, but it seems that there are tunnels and open fields and spring planting and cutback cultivation. Sowing is usually done from January to April, and it seems that harvesting will start about two months later. In spring planting cutback cultivation, when the number of buds on the main branch is reduced and the core is stopped, the upper branch is trimmed, and after topdressing, the upper branch is cut back again. Seems to start. In a warm climate, the jurisdiction mainly ships from early spring to December by combining various cropping types, but I hear that the peak of shipment is from August to September. In addition, although it is bitter gourd, it is also known as “Momordica charantia” because it is a cucurbitaceous vegetable, and it is loved as a local traditional vegetable. The name has become common. I often see them in the restaurants I go to. This excellent agricultural product is said to be native to East India or tropical Asia, and it seems that it was introduced to Japan from the Chinese continent during the Edo period. In addition, it was introduced to Okinawa Prefecture from neighboring China in 1424, and it is reported that cultivation began. Cultivation is mainly institutional cultivation, and although it depends on the occurrence of typhoons, it seems that planting will start gradually from around September every year. It seems that there are forcing cultivation and semi-forcing cultivation as the main cropping types in the jurisdiction of JA Okinawa Southern District. Sowing is carried out from September to November in the case of forcing cultivation, and from January to March in the case of semi-forcing cultivation because bitter gourd may be planted in the succeeding crop of string beans, both of which are about 60 days. It seems that harvesting will start before and after. In a warm climate, by combining various cropping types, it is possible to harvest all year round, and the peak of shipment is from May to July, and it goes on the market and a vivid scene spreads. In addition, although it seems to differ depending on the cropping type, soil preparation begins about one month before sowing, and it seems that it will be planted in the field one week after sowing. Mating starts about 40 days after planting, and harvesting seems to start 50 days after planting. In Okinawa Prefecture, the 4th Sunday of April is designated as “Saccharum Day” every year according to the Okinawa Prefecture Sugar Industry Promotion Ordinance. It seems that various events are being held in each region to deepen the awareness and understanding of the importance of this excellent agricultural product. Saccharum production seems to be decreasing year by year due to the aging of farmers, the progress of urbanization, and the increase of idle farmland. Especially in the main island area, the fields are small, and it seems that the harvested area and yield are decreasing due to delays in mechanization. In addition, the accumulation of agricultural land use by farmers has not progressed, and it seems that the current situation is that thorough fertilization management in a timely manner has not sufficiently penetrated into farmers. For this reason, it seems that festivals are being held with the aim of promoting saccharum widely to local residents, deepening cooperation between farmers and related organizations, and working on new management stability measures and production increase campaigns. It seems that there will be an exhibition corner for sugar cane machinery, fertilizers, and pesticides, as well as brown sugar production competitions by production association and public relations activities for “Saccharum Day” by public relations vehicles. In addition, in order to promote the transition of the main rules requirements due to the abolition of the special requirements from 2010, the Okinawa Prefecture Sugar Industry Agricultural Products Division and the Organization set up a management stability measure system consultation corner and explained the system to producers while utilizing the organization leaflet. It seems that they are engaged in activities such as receiving consultations on satisfying the requirements of this rule. The northern part of the main island of Okinawa is from 9 municipalities: Nago City, Kunigami Kunigami Village, Ogimi Village, Higashi Village, Nakijin Village, Motobu Town, Onna Village, Ginoza Village, and Kin Town. Become. Also, in the Reiwa period, with a view to the next generation and new outsourcing systems, we will build an integrated mechanization system that introduces billet planters and utilize smart agriculture (robot technology and information and communication technology (ICT)) to improve production efficiency. This is a new attempt to promote labor saving / precision and high-quality production. At Japanese agricultural sites, there are still many tasks that rely on human labor and work that can only be done by skilled workers, which saves labor. It seems that new efforts have begun, such as verification tests (which are important issues such as mechanization, securing manpower, and reducing the burden). We strongly demand the development and strengthening of contracted work organizations that handle mechanical work in order to maintain the production base while responding to the aging of producers, and to promote the integrated mechanization system with a view to new players. I also heard that it has been done. In the northern part of the main island, there are few contracts for planting and management work systematically, but the harvester harvesting work is outsourced through each JA branch, and the harvester harvest rate seems to have reached 86%. JA Okinawa has named the Bogor variety of pineapples produced in the prefecture “Pocot pineapple” and the Hawaiian variety (N species) “Jewary pineapple”, and seems to have been working on trademark registration for several years. It seems that it aims to improve its name and establish a brand with the new name. Two types of pineapple production in the prefecture are the main varieties. “Pocot pineapple” is named after the image that can be eaten by hand, and “Jewery pineapple” is named after the abundant amount of juice and the image of flesh like jewelery. An application for trademark registration was filed with the Japan Patent Office on April 12, 2021. from J-platpat, ポコットパイン: (111)Registration number: No. 6518679, (151) Registration date: February 25, 2022, (450) Registration Bulletin Issue Date: March 7, 2022, (441) Release date: April 27, 2021, (210) Application number: Business application 2021-43925, (220) Filing date: April 12, 2021, Date of first-to-file rights: April 12, 2021, (180) Expiration date: February 25, 2032, Reiwa, Trademark (for search): Pocot Pine, (541) Standard Character Trademark: Pocot Pine, (561) Name (reference information): Pocot Pine, (732) Right holder, Name or name: Okinawa Agricultural Cooperative, Address or whereabouts: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. etc. Since pineapple prefers acidic soil, it can only be cultivated in some areas such as Ishigaki Island, Iriomote Island, and the northern part of the main island of Okinawa, and the ratio of domestic production is very valuable, about 3%. Moreover, the ripe products that are harvested with a high degree of ripeness and shipped immediately are endured by the valuable taste created by the skill of the producers. No wonder the rich sweetness and sourness are pleasant. In addition, the cultivation period is as long as 2 years, and it is a valuable fruit that can only be taken from one plant. It’s a very interesting pineapple seed, but first, cut a pine cone-like fruit into a shield, and in the middle there is a stem-like shaft. The fact is that you usually eat around the axis. In fact, this fruit does not seem to be one fruit made from one flower. Pineapple berries are made up of small hexagonal berries. Each hexagonal fruit is so tightly packed that it cannot be cut. The flowers seem to bloom on each of the hexagonal fruits. In the old days, hexagonal fruits that were disjointed like pine cones were stuck together. “Pineapple, Bogor species, Introduced: Taiwan: Flesh: Pale Yellow” : Smooth Cayenne (1927, Island Pine, US Hawaiian Native Species, “N67-10 pineapple” Present: First in Japan from Izumi, Motobu Town, Kunigami District. The most cultivated variety in the world) × Singapore Spanish pineapple, Also called snack pine, it’s easy to peel small fruits. The easiest way to eat is to cut the top and bottom and cut it in half, and then slice it by hand along the knots (section). Pineapple has also been found from research to have a strong function of increasing the “Physiologically active substance” called the tumor necrosis factor that strengthens immunity, and is expected to be effective against infectious diseases (epidemic diseases). It takes about 4 to 5 years to become fruit. It is the time from seed to breed and fruit.
Peach Pine Officially from Okinawa, which was registered as a variety in 1999, “Soft Touch (I searched the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries variety registration homepage, but the period has expired. Instead, I could confirm the same name with passion fruit)” It seems to be a variety of. It is smaller than ordinary pineapple and has a vivid taste. It is the only pineapple that can be ripened, and when it gradually becomes reddish, it seems to be ready to eat. It has a faint peach-like scent and stimulates your appetite. The flesh is a little milky white, but it is very soft when eaten, and the core part cannot be eaten. The ripe ones have a very sweet impression. It seems that the harvest season is usually from mid-April to June in Yaeyama and from mid-June to July in the main island of Okinawa.
The weight of the snack pine on Ishigaki Island is 700 g to 1 kg, which is about one size smaller than that of a general pineapple, and it can be seen that the gap between the flesh is large. In terms of taste, it has less acidity, a strong aroma, and a strong sweetness, which makes it an unbearable taste for fans.
By 1492, when it was discovered in the New World, it seems that it had already been transmitted to Middle America and the West Indies. It is reported to us that after the discovery of the new continent, it was widely introduced to the world. In the 16th century, it seems to have been distributed in various parts of Africa, India, and the South Sea Islands. In the 17th century, attempts were made to grow varieties in European aristocratic greenhouses, and in the 18th century, it seems that they were widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions within the north-south latitude of less than 30. The history of our beloved Okinawa pineapple cultivation dates back to 1866. It is said that the lovely seedlings washed ashore in Kabira Bay from a Dutch ship stranded off Ishigaki Island were the first to arrive in Okinawa. The 1958 Ishigaki Municipal Tenth Anniversary Magazine carefully lists the names of two Taiwanese natives, Cóng lín and Liào, who have made significant contributions t o the pineapple industry. Cóng lín is a businessman from Taichung who seems to have been on the management team of Daido Takushoku Co., Ltd., which produced Okinawa’s first canned pineapple on Ishigaki Island in 1938. Originally from Beidou Township, Changhua County, Liào played a central role in reviving pineapple cultivation on Ishigaki Island after the war.