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When is Japan’s strawberry season?

When is Japan’s strawberry season?

For many in the U.S., strawberries are synonymous with warm spring/summer days spent with friends and family, picking fresh fruits from the strawberry fields. This classic spring/summertime activity is eagerly anticipated each year in America. But what if we told you that in Japan, strawberries are celebrated at a completely different time of year? In fact, you can find most Japanese people enjoying their strawberries in the chilly winter months, starting their strawberry season with the holidays. In this article, we’ll answer some questions about Japanese strawberries and introduce you to the perfect varieties of Japanese strawberries for anyone looking...

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Japanese persimmons (Kaki)

Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Persimmons(Kaki): What You Need to Know About These Japanese Fall Fruits

As the Japanese maple leaves ignite in brilliant oranges and reds across the landscape, the crisp air signals the beginning of the Japanese fall fruit season. Perhaps more than any other traditional autumn treat, nothing excites the Japanese palate quite like a perfectly ripe persimmon. In fact, the persimmon is the national fruit of Japan! These delightfully sweet orange delicacies have been a major part of Japanese traditional food culture for hundreds of years. Japanese autumn fruits include grapes, apples and pears, but persimmons have the purest connection to the fall season. You can find persimmons in everything from Japanese...

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Top pic Japanese Pears (Nashi pears)

Japanese fall fruits: What makes Japanese Pears (Nashi) special?

Would it surprise you to know that one of the most popular fruit gifts in fall season in Japan is the Japanese pear? A seasonal delicacy enjoyed by the most dedicated fans every autumn, this fall season fruit is beloved by Japanese people and fruit connoisseurs all over the world. But what makes these delightful treats so special? How are they different from the pears in your local supermarket? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Japanese Pears. Differences Between Japanese Pears and European Pears The two main varieties you’re likely familiar with are the European...

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Japanese Luxury Fruits: Are fruits from Japan really fresh when delivered to America?

Japanese Luxury Fruits: Are fruits from Japan really fresh when delivered to America?

When you grab a box of strawberries from the supermarket, what’s the first thing you do? For most people in the U.S., strawberries come in small, transparent plastic containers. There is nothing to protect them in transit as they bounce around with turbulence or get handled by rough packers. That’s why, when picking a box of strawberries to bring home, the first thing you do is check the box from the outside for damaged fruits. Inevitably, there are always at least one or two obviously bruised fruits in the box, or worse, the initial powdering of mold that spells the...

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