According to Gojo City, Nara Prefecture, which is a famous persimmon production area, Hiratanenashigaki persimmon is introduced as a variety found in Niigata Prefecture. It has a square cross section and originally belongs to the astringent persimmon. It is relatively easy to remove the astringency, and if the astringency is removed, it is famous as an excellent variety similar to the sweet persimmon. In addition, the flesh is soft, sweet and juicy, and since it has no seeds, it is easy to eat. The ripening period is usually from October to November.
As the name suggests, it is a seedless persimmon, so it is very easy to eat. All astringent persimmon cultivars have excellent longevity and fruit production. Hiratanenashigaki Persimmon tannin is water-soluble and dissolves in saliva, giving it an astringent taste in the mouth. Therefore, the tannin, which is a kind of polyphenol contained in abundance, is caused by condensed tannin, and astringent persimmons and immature sweet persimmons contain polyphenols. It seems to bind to proteins in mucous membranes and exhibit a strong astringent taste. It seems to be important to make this tannin insoluble so that it does not melt in the mouth.
Nishiyoshino Persimmon Sorting Plant was established in 1999, 23 years ago. At that time, the total construction cost was 2.2 billion yen, and the four sorting plants in Nishiyoshino Village were integrated. By consolidation, the latest technology has entered, and the mechanization of “fruit sorting” has succeeded. It seems that the color and freshness of 3 persimmons per second can be identified, leading to quality improvement. In the Nishiyoshino area, which is the central production area of persimmons in Gojo City, successors have been successfully nurtured in the agricultural field, where there is a shortage of successors, and the production organization system has been established. I am recording. In order to respond to this, it seems that the number of sorting lanes has been increased, the sorting capacity has been improved, and the camera that sorts persimmons has been replaced with the latest model. It seems that it has been maintained so that we can deliver better quality persimmons to consumers than ever before.