Given that the 2022 crop is expected to be a normal crop, it was expected that the 2022 crop would be plentiful at its peak as usual, but it seems to have been reasonably successful. It is expected to be about 45% more than the 2021 production (9160 tons), which suffered severe frost damage. There were days with strong rain and wind during the flowering period, but after that, the temperature was high and the sunshine hours were long, and fruit enlargement was good. As expected, market participants and consumers seemed pleased.
Cherries were introduced to Japan in 1868, and in 1875 cherry saplings were distributed nationwide. As a result of his achievements, the cultivation of cherries began on a trial basis across the country, but most of them, with the exception of Yamagata Prefecture, did not go well due to frost, rainy season, and typhoons. In the case of Yamagata Prefecture, it is a basin with many mountains, but on the contrary, it seems that there was little rain during the rainy season and little damage from typhoons because it was protected by the mountains. Yamagata’s unique climate, with its hot summers and heavy snowfall in winter, seems to be a major factor in its suitability as a production area. Since then, cherry cultivation has spread throughout the prefecture, and the efforts of the public and private sectors have paid off.
A cultivar cultivated throughout Europe in the early 18th century. Nostalgic sweet and sour cherries. It is a large bowl and has a filling texture, and is characterized by its refreshing taste. Due to its sour taste, it is used in jams, syrups, and liqueurs, and is loved and loved all over the world. It seems to be classified as Okute species among cherries. In 1876, the first governor of Yamagata Prefecture, Michitsune MISHIMA, brought apple, grape, and cherry saplings from Hokkaido, a famous story that is still told today. At this time, it was the cherries of the United States.