FRUITS YOU SHOULD EAT IN JAPAN: MOMO (PEACH)

Flowers bloom on peach trees in the spring, and then leaves sprout, followed by bearing fruits. Then, the fruits come to be ready to eat. There are some white peaches besides many varieties in beautiful pink. Fruits are protected from harmful insects by bagging and grown carefully. Being soft and fragile, they need laborious work to cultivate. Still, the sweetness of peach is exceptional.

1. The Feature of Japanese Peach

Japanese peaches have been produced as a result of various breed improvements. As Japanese peaches are juicy and rich in sweetness, they are exported to foreign countries and came to be appreciated in the high quality. In recent years, a sugar content sensor is used before peeling fruits.

 

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Cut Peach

2. The Best Season and Production Areas

Peach comes into season in between July and September. Yamanashi, Fukushima, and Nagano are the main production areas.

3. How to eat Peach in Japan.

Peaches are thinly peeled by hand, if possible, or peeled with a knife after chilling just before eaten. After the middle seed is removed, the fresh fruits are cut and eaten.

They are used as a topping of cakes and jelly besides garnished with ice-cream or yogurt. Peach puree is used for desserts while juice and jam are really attractive. Peach sweet dumpling is also enjoyed in Japan.

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Shaved Ice with Peach

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Peach Dumplings

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Peach Jelly

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Anmitsu

4. Event Related to Peach.

There are some events related to peach in production areas.

 “All-You-Can-Eat Ripped Peach” by JA Komano in Yamanashi prefecture