Since its founding in 1963, Kikitsu Seika Co., Ltd. has been engaged in the wholesale business of fruits and vegetables, mainly in Nagasaki Prefecture, which is blessed with abundant nature and a warm climate. In order to respond to the diversifying needs of consumers in a rapidly changing world with the passage of time, we have developed production areas and expanded the range of products we handle. It seems.
Wase mandarin oranges are harvested from mid-October to late November. It seems to be popular because it is delicious because the balance of sweetness and sourness is just right. How was your performance this year?
It was discovered in 1970 by Toshihiko Ueno in Hamatama Town, Higashimatsuura District, Saga Prefecture (now Karatsu City) as a branch change of Wasad Miyagawa mandarin orange, and was registered as a variety in 1985. The vigor of the tree is about the same as or slightly stronger than that of ‘Wase Miyagawa mikan’, which is strong as an extremely early unshu. Unlike other extremely early unshu, it not only grows vigorously during the fruitless period, but also has relatively good tree vigor even when it starts to bear fruit. The seedlings grow well, and the branches are substantial, making it an easy-to-cultivate strain. The flowering period is almost the same and the period is short. Fruit setting is good and productive, and there seems to be almost no biennial result. The fruit shape is relatively flat, the skin is thin and smooth, the orange color is deep and beautiful, the fruit size is medium, and the balls are well arranged. Coloring usually starts around mid-September, lasts about 3-5 minutes in late September, and is completely colored in early-mid-October.