[Pre-Order] Peach 桃 / 1.5kg, 5pcs / 18玉 5個
Next order cut-off date : 11 Dec, 8am
*Our private cargo will arrive TWICE A MONTH to Singapore!
$8 for above $200
Prior to placing your order, please take note the refund policy here for these delicate and fresh products.
Seasonal high quality Japanese Peach
Direct from Ota Wholesale Market in Tokyo
By professional buyers picking the quality that is most worth for the price this season.
Quality of Japanese Peach
It is individually wrapped in pieces and well-presented.
Larger size (size 18 / 18玉), 5 pieces in each box.
With its slight thicker skin representing the sweetness level, Japanese peaches are larger, sweeter and more fragrant than peaches from other countries due to its cultivation methods and weather conditions.
The Delicate Art of Growing and Harvesting Japanese Peaches
To understand why Japanese peaches are highly praised and can catch a hefty price, it is important to learn the process behind creating the fruit.
As they are a very delicate fruit, each peach is treated with extensive care from bud to the final ripe product. Lots of measures are in place to make sure that it is not harmed in the growing phase.
Being easily susceptible to even the slightest difference in climate, they are produced in controlled conditions to prevent any undesirable changes in their growth.
In possibly its most important stage when the peach starts to form shape along with its skin, a small bag is attached, covering the fruit to protect it from any external elements and disease.
Once ready, they are handpicked and inspected for any imperfections and discolouration before being packaged.
Even this stage is carefully conducted where they are each secured in a foam cup, placed beside one another and not on top to prevent any sort of bruising during transit.
As the Cherished Fruit of Japan
A culmination of the many years' farmers took in order to cultivate the perfect peach, this may well be the pinnacle of peaches.
Sporting a pale white appearance with a hint of pink, it was originally developed by a fruit researcher in the Okayama Prefecture where it remains as a big producer of premier peaches.
The Japanese peach is often larger in size compared to others and is brimming with sweet juice just waiting to stream after a bite.
In Japan the peach season is between June - September which coincidentally coincides with the Japanese custom ‘ochugen’ where gifts are given out to your family and loved ones. It makes these peaches an ideal and very popular present during this period.
The Historical Significance of Peaches in Japan
Believed to be introduced to Japan around 300BC – 300AD from China, the fruit did not culturally flourish.
It was nowhere near as sweet and succulent as it is today, however it still provided useful in things like medicine and religious traditions.
Due to its elegant appeal in appearance, it was even used as decorative pieces and showed up in various forms of literature.
Over the generations as peaches were developed to be sweeter and more edible, it quickly grew in popularity to the point where it started to be used as a luxurious form of a gift.
These days it still continues as an expensive gift, however they can also be found almost everywhere from department stores to regular supermarkets and is regularly consumed by the population.
An example of the peach within Japanese culture is the legendary folktale of ‘Momotaro’ (Peach boy).
Taking place in Okayama, it follows the tale of a boy named Momotaro that was born from a large peach which was found drifting down a river by an old couple.
Quickly growing strong he sets out on an adventure to defeat the demons that are troubling the island.
It is one of the most famous stories in Japan and with the Okayama Prefecture being one of the main suppliers of peaches in the country, it is evident at how culturally significant this fruit is.
⚠️ Peaches arrive hard and unripe ⚠️
Please Wait to Enjoy till Perfectly Ripe, Soft Peach
Our buyers select the best ones and when peaches arrive, they are often hard, in their unripe state, as peaches are usually harvested and shipped while still firm, as they can easily bruise and spoil when fully ripe and soft.
Allowing them to ripen for a certain period (追熟) will result in sweet, fully ripe, soft peaches.
In other words, knowing the correct ripening methods allows you to enjoy delicious peaches even more.
1. Storing peaches at room temperature ( in a cool, dark place)
Storing peaches at room temperature enhances their softness and sweetness.
Wrapping peaches in newspaper or similar material can protect them from drying out and getting damaged.
2. Softening around the stem
When stored at room temperature, peaches gradually become softer around the stem end (bottom). To determine their ripeness, gently touch the area around the stem with your fingers; when it feels slightly soft, it's ready to eat.
3. Chill in the refrigerator just before consumption
Apart from the touch test, you can also tell if the peach is ripe when the skin appears slightly translucent.
If you prefer to chill the peach in the refrigerator, it is best to do so about 2-3 hours before eating.
We value on selecting superior fruits,
regardless of their origin or brand
- Partnering with professional buyers,
Quality Fresh Fruit are procured on the day of auction, and shipped to you -
Our buyers at Ota Market, the largest fruit market in Japan, procure the best fruits available on that day through auctions with their mekiki skill (connoisseurship), prioritising quality over origin or brand.
Then twice a month, we transport these carefully selected and packed fruits via private cargo to Singapore.
While the origin and brand may vary each time, we ensure that the fruits we bring to Singapore are of fine quality fruit at the price available in Japan.
You can trust the eyes of the professionals, factoring all conditions to make sure quality, when you receive it, it worth the price.
Ota for fruits, Toyosu for seafood
Japan's two representative largest markets
Both Ota and Toyosu Market play crucial roles as Japan's major fruit and seafood markets, contributing significantly to the country's food supply.
Located in the heart of Tokyo, both markets enjoy excellent transportation access, making them popular choices for numerous retail businesses and restaurants to source their products.
*Pre-order fruit private cargo from Japan arrives twice a month.
$8 for above $200