The Anesaki area is a production center for watermelons and melons. “Anesaki Green” produced by JA Ichihara City Anesaki Association is a watermelon that is indispensable in the summer when it has a good reputation for its crispness. It is a large ball watermelon with a beautiful dark green skin and a good ball. Not only looks but also tastes good and genuine. Good shape and good taste. Since it is cultivated by “honey bee mating” without hormone treatment, it has a high reputation as a safe, secure and excellent agricultural product.
The fruit set rate in honeybee mating is somewhat unstable depending on the weather, but it is about the same as that in artificial mating, and although the fruit enlargement is slightly inferior, the sugar content is equal to or higher and practical. By using honeybees for watermelon mating, the mating work time can be reduced to 50% or less. When we introduced copulation using honeybees for the purpose of labor saving in watermelon tunnel cultivation, artificial mating (because the life of watermelon flowers is short, it must be done in the morning, and we are forced to take a cramped posture in a narrow place, and the grower Compared to hard labor both mentally and physically), the fruit set rate is about the same, and the fruit enlargement is slightly inferior, but the sugar content is high and the practicality seems to be high.
Ichihara’s watermelon, which is a staple of summer, also has a diuretic effect and has the effect of helping the kidneys work. Every year, from the end of June to July, it is lined up at retail stores and direct sales offices. Also, a small ball watermelon in the shape of a rugby ball seems to be popular.