Nectarine is a member of the peach family and is a fruit tree with a strong sweetness and moderate acidity. Fantasia nectarines are okute varieties bred in the United States. The flesh is yellow, soft and dense. It has a lot of fruit juice and has a rich flavor with a good balance of sweetness and acidity. Fruit weight 220-250 g. Sugar content 12-14 degrees. The harvest season is from late August to early September. It is self-fertilizing, and the tree shape is an open book type. Even if it is cultivated without bags, there are few cracks, and the dense flesh is characterized by its juiciness and strong sweetness.
In the former Enzan area, in the early modern Edo period, due to the geographical characteristics of the city area, the northern villages mainly cultivated fields, the southern villages mainly cultivated rice, and the persimmons and Koshu that were popular in the eastern county area. It seems that Hagiwara tobacco, which is one of the tobaccos, was cultivated, and fruit trees such as persimmons were also cultivated. In addition, mountain earning was carried out at the entrance site of Mt. Hagiwara, and it seems that mining at Kurokawa gold mine was carried out until the beginning of the early modern period. Recently, after World War II, the cultivation of fruit trees such as grapes has increased while the silkworm cultivation has declined, and the tourism industry has shifted to the tourism industry using natural resources such as the Daibosatsu Pass and historical resources such as ancient temples and historic sites related to Mr. Takeda. It is an area where you are doing.
Due to the long political distrust and economic recession, the Japanese-specific temperament, the drastic decline in the child birth rate and the aging population, the environment surrounding agriculture is still severe due to intensifying competition between production areas in Japan, and the number of farmers is decreasing and agriculture is occurring. Due to the aging of workers and the shortage of farmers, the increase in abandoned cultivated land seems to be a problem. In response to this situation, the Koshu City Agriculture and Forestry Promotion Division, which is bright and quick to work in the future, has positioned the next 10 years as an important period in April 2020, securing leaders, raising the income of farmers, accumulating the use of agricultural land, etc. The “Koshu City Agricultural Vision” has been formulated for the purpose of achieving this. Positioning the image of agriculture that we aim for 10 years from now as “Koshu, a city of agricultural heritage that will connect to the next generation,” in order to achieve this goal, agricultural management will be stable and established as an attractive industry, and agriculture in Koshu City will continue for a long time. It seems that they will work on agricultural promotion based on the basic policy of securing and nurturing leaders, improving the environment for profitable agriculture, securing and effective use of agricultural land, hoping that it will be inherited.