Kōchi Prefecture – Japan

Recently, I was introduced to several different citruses from Japan and in particular two of the citrus products caught my eye. One of them is buntan (the pomelo of japan) and the second is kinatsu (bitter orange). Through research, I found a lot of interesting facts about Kōchi prefecture that I thought you might be…

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Mandarin: The Original Sweet Citrus

In one of the previous articles introducing pomelo we talked about four original citrus fruits on the planet and here’s another one of them – the mandarin. Mandarin played a big role in hybridization as it is the only sweet citrus fruit out of all ‘original four citrus fruits.’ The mandarin orange is the most…

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The Kumquat: A symbol of good luck

During a Sunday afternoon walk through a food market I came across a tiny orange that looked like a citrus fruit, the size and shape just slightly bigger than an olive – known as Kinkan or Kumquat. This fruit is native to south-eastern parts of the mountains in China and has four varieties – Nagami…

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