Production areas: Hirogawa Town, Yame County, Chikugo City, Yame City (Kuroki Town, Tachibana Town). Cultivation methods include greenhouse cultivation and open-air cultivation. In some cases, it seems difficult to pay close attention to each and every fruit.) Peach grown in the Yame region is very particular about quality and taste. The peaches grown in the Greenhouse are of good quality, and their red appearance and unique aroma will stimulate your appetite. When cultivated outdoors, the fruits are exposed to sufficient sunlight to enhance their deliciousness.
Peaches grown in Fukuoka Prefecture range from greenhouse cultivation to outdoor cultivation, and are on the table from May to mid-August. In addition, Fukuoka has a long history of peaches, and it seems that they have been cultivated for more than half a century. The main production area is the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, which is one of the leading fruit-growing areas in the prefecture. This region has a warm climate in the southwest, making it the perfect climate for growing peaches. Unlike greenhouse cultivation, outdoor cultivation involves many difficulties such as pests and diseases, and the farmers are no less successful.
Hikawa Hakuho peach is a branched variety of Hakuho peach, discovered by Toshiyuki Takusakawa in Shimokurihara, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Registered in May 1981, it is an important variety that has been cultivated in Yamanashi for over 40 years. Yamanashi Prefecture is the number one producer of peaches in Japan, and Hikawa Hakuho peach is a variety that accounts for more than half of the planted area. This excellent produce, the Wase variety, appears to be ready for harvest in late June to early July. The fruit is rather small at 230g and has a juicy taste with little acidity. The impression is that the flesh is soft and has a low acidity, so it feels very sweet.