Pears are cultivated in various parts of Chiba Prefecture, and various varieties are ready to eat from summer to autumn. In addition, the new variety “Akimitsuki pear” developed by Chiba Prefecture will be in season soon. Chiba K3 was named with the joy and gratitude of farmers and consumers for the pears that ripened like the full moon in the autumn harvest. Variety registration April 12, 2017, variety registration application number 25952, trademark registration June 21, 2021, trademark registration number 6404938. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries cultivar registration, the tree is standing, with medium-length branches, medium-thick branches, medium internode length, small lenticels, many short branches, and many flower buds. The size is medium, the shape of the flower bud is elliptical, the shape of the leaf blade is oval, the tip of the leaf blade is sharp, the base of the leaf blade is round, and the sawtooth shape of the leaf blade is serrated. , leaf blade length is medium, petiole length is short, petal main color is white, petal size is large, petal shape is round, number of petal notches is medium, fruit shape is Round shape, deep stem, wide stem, medium depth of calyx, slightly wide calyx, fairly large fruit size, yellow reddish brown color of fruit, large point Fruit point is dense, fruit surface is rough and smooth (limited to red pear varieties), fruit peduncle length is medium, peduncle thickness is medium, no pedicel, fruit core The shape of the fruit is a short spindle, the size of the fruit core is rather small, the color of the pulp is white, the flesh is soft, the pulp is dense, the fruit is moderately sweet, the acidity is low, and the juice is somewhat small. Seed size is medium, seed shape is oval, flowering starts late, maturity is late, no self-compatibility, no cracking of fruit. Compared to the control cultivar ‘Hosui pear’, the applied cultivar ‘Chiba K3 pear’ has more short fruit branches, a slightly smaller number of axillary flower buds, and a lower acidity of the fruit. , the maturity stage is late, etc. Compared to the control cultivar “Niitaka pear”, it is distinguished by having 6 to 7 or fewer petals, the presence or absence of pollen, and the presence or absence of cracked fruit.
In November 2014, the Funabashi pear was registered as a regional collective trademark of the Japan Patent Office. In addition, it is a famous place that has won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award for the special prize 5 times in the “Chiba Pear Contest” that decides the best pear in Chiba Prefecture.
Based on the Act on Promotion of the Introduction of Highly Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems (abbreviated as Sustainable Agriculture Act), this is a plan to work together to improve soil and reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and chemically synthesized pesticides (in principle, the fiscal year in which the target is achieved is five years). later) refers to farmers certified by the prefectural governor. As of the end of March 2022, 785 farmers in Chiba Prefecture have been certified as eco-farmers. The Sustainable Agriculture Law was enacted (2022 It was abolished at the same time as July 1, 2017). Daicho Farm uses fully-ripened pig manure compost, and seems to be particular about creating healthy soil. Also, in order to avoid damage from pests and diseases, the roots of the trunks of the young trees are wrapped in plastic sheets to avoid the use of pesticides as much as possible. Since the pear orchard is adjacent to an Oana north elementary school, pesticides are used to a minimum and the pears are cultivated with consideration for the environment.