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Fruits of Wakayama

Strawberries
Strawberries

The Fruits Kingdom, Wakayama

With a temperate climate and fertile soil, there is always some fruit in season in Wakayama, and farms ready to welcome you to pick the fruits in their orchards. Fruit farms in the north and the central-west coastal regions produce original strawberry varieties, persimmons, Japanese ume plums, mandarins and oranges, peaches and more. In addition to the fruit itself, you will find fruit jellies, marmalades, liqueurs and fresh juices.

Since feudal times, local farms in Wakayama have cultivated premium fruit. During the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) the tenth Lord of Kishu, Harutomi Tokugawa, would have prized Sanbokan Mikan tangerines delivered to Wakayama Castle. Wakayama prefecture is still the nation's top producer of premium fruit; so much so that it is often called ‘The Fruit Kingdom’ (Kajuokoku Wakayama). The tastiest of the region's fruit remains in Wakayama, which makes a visit to Wakayama a must for the fruit connoisseur.

Mikan oranges
Mikan oranges
Persimmons
Persimmons
Peaches
Peaches
Nanko Ume apricots
Nanko Ume apricots

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