Tsugaru melons are mainly shipped within the prefecture, the Kinki region, and the metropolitan areas of the Chukyo area, but it seems that a limited-time direct sales store has been opened in the wooden general branch according to the shipping time. In Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture’s main production area, the Tsugaru Melon Association has decided to unify the sorting and shipment of melons from JA Goshotsugaru and JA Tsugaru Nishikita, which had been conducted separately until now. Established the Melon Council. As a result, it is possible to ship high-quality and uniform melons, and efforts are being made to establish a nationwide brand of melons produced in Tsugaru City.
In June 1997, 555 producers set up the Aomori Original Melon Production Liaison Council with the aim of developing a brand and promoting consumer advertising. At present, about 200 farmers are said to be cultivating 6 varieties of tsugarian melons on 79 hectares. This product seems to be cultivated in well-drained sand dunes. In addition, the fruit has passed the sugar content sensor selection and has passed the high fruit selection standard with a sugar content of 14 degrees or more.
Due to the environmental conditions blessed with melon cultivation in the summer in Aomori Prefecture, melons and watermelons have long been cultivated in the Tsugaru area (the area ruled by the Tsugaru clan during the Edo period and roughly equivalent to the area of Tsugaru County), and there are various varieties. appears to have been cultivated. In addition to melons and watermelons, the cultivation of rice and apples was also actively carried out, and it seems that our predecessors have benefited from this. Therefore, Hiroka Hirosaki Chuo Seika Co., Ltd. introduced Ams melons as an income crop for apple farmers in the summer, and for the purpose of branding melon production areas and increasing the income of farmers. Apparently. After that, he joined the Japan Institute for Horticultural Production (currently the Institute for Horticultural Plant Breeding: Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture) and Tetsuo Hirabayashi (then director at that time. Educational background: Chiba University, Faculty of Horticulture, Horticulture, Vegetables). Academic societies, Japan Dune Society, International Society for Horticultural Science, Japan Society of Breeding, Society of Horticultural Science, etc., have planted various varieties under the guidance of the Japanese Society of Horticultural Science.