Karakawa loquat is a traditional agricultural product produced in the Karakawa district of Iyo City, Ehime Prefecture. The production of loquat in Ehime prefecture is the 4th largest in Japan, and the largest production in Ehime prefecture is Iyo city. This excellent agricultural product is a special product produced in the largest production area in Ehime prefecture. When you peel it, the juice will drip. From the soft juicy flesh, the refreshing sweetness spreads in the mouth, and the dream continues while penetrating the body.
It is said that it was cultivated in the Karagawa district of Iyo City in 1902, and the historic “Karakawa Biwa” has gained a reputation for its large and fresh flesh. In order to unify the shipping quality, the JA Loquat Subcommittee seems to be trying to continue shipping by prolonging the harvest period by holding a meeting and relaying three varieties.
“Karakawa Loquat”, which is characterized by its large and thick flesh that spreads over the mountains in the Karakawa area, is now a specialty of Iyo City, Ehime Prefecture, which is known both inside and outside the prefecture. The history of such agricultural products goes back about 200 years ago. It is said that around 1830, Kiyozo Nakamura of the main valley of Kamikarakawa cultivated loquat and sold it to the town for the first time.