Ibaraki Prefecture is one of the top green onion producing areas in Japan. Among them, summer onion is cultivated mainly in the western part of the prefecture, and boasts the highest production in Japan. Welsh onion has been used as a condiment for a long time and is one of the indispensable ingredients for hot pot cooking.
Trimming machine for welsh onion: Many green onions are shipped after harvesting, removing unwanted leaves, cutting roots and leaves, and peeling. The preparation device is a device that performs root cutting, peeling, and leaf cutting in one step among those operations. Workers and workers supply pretreated green onions to the transport bucket one by one. The supplied green onions seem to be prepared by passing through the root cutting part, the peeling part, and the leaf cutting part. At the root cutting part and leaf cutting part, the root and leaf parts are cut with a rotary blade. In the peeled part, a nozzle that ejects compressed air moves along the direction of length to peel.
Yuki City is a fertile area blessed with irrigation conditions, and is developing agriculture centered on rice and wheat by taking advantage of its location. Climate It is relatively warm, with an average annual temperature of 13.2 ° C, an average annual rainfall of 1,341.3 millimeters, about 50 millimeters a month in winter, and 120-200 millimeters from early summer to autumn. Although it is slightly inland compared to Tokyo, it has a typical Pacific coastal climate. In addition, the humidity is high and the amount of rainfall is large in the summer, but in the winter, a dry and strong north-northwest monsoon called Nikko fall wind blows over the Mikuni Mountains, and the first frost is seen in the end of November. There is very little snowfall, and the weather conditions are blessed, with sunny days continuing throughout the four seasons. In recent years, in order to promote the development of agricultural management, the conversion to open-field vegetables and the introduction of institutional horticulture have been active. In the city located in the center of the Kanto Plain, a rich land called the Yuki Plateau spreads, and high-quality fresh vegetables are produced by the clean water source of the Kinugawa River flowing at the eastern end and the abundant amount of solar radiation.