[Pre-Order] Sun Fuji(サンふじ) / Japanese Apple / 1.4-1.6 kg, 5 Pieces
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$8 for above $200
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Sun Fuji(サンふじ) / Japanese Apple
Direct from Ota Wholesale Market in Tokyo
By professional buyer, picking the quality that is most worth for the price this season.
Just like many other countries in the world, apples are a popular fruit in Japan, but compared to ones you would typically expect to see in the West, there are quite different.
Japanese apples are cultivated in regions with rich climates such as Aomori and Nagano prefectures, featuring diverse varieties like Fuji, Beni-Red, and King Ring.
The cold climate and unique soil conditions contribute to a well-balanced combination of sweetness and acidity, offering a delicious taste that varies with the seasons.
These apples are known for being juicy with a pleasant sweetness and satisfying crunch, and while the specific varieties and flavor profiles may differ by region, Japanese apples are generally recognized for their high quality and deliciousness.
What is Sun Fuji(サンふじ)?
Perfect Balance of Sweetness and Sourness.
A popular variety with a perfect balance of sweetness, sourness, and crunchiness.
It easily contains honey and is rich in juice.
Its taste can be described as abundantly juicy with rich sweetness and fragrance.
Its crisp texture is a distinctive feature.
The exquisite balance of sweetness and sourness in Sun Fuji' is renowned nationwide for its deliciousness.
Sun Fuji lasts relatively longer than other kinds, allowing enjoyment of its freshly harvested flavor for an extended period, making it a popular choice for gifts.
The Start of Sun Fuji Cultivation
The 'Sun' in Sun Fuji refers to the sun.
It's a variety that receives ample sunlight.
While most production areas harvest earlier than the ideal period to prevent snow damage, Yamagata Prefecture, with its late snowfall, can harvest during the ripe period when apples accumulate sweetness.
The inception traces back to a producer who noticed apples that accidentally grew outside the bags due to wind.
From there, through diligent research and work, Fuji apples grown without bags under direct sunlight saw a rise in sugar content by about 2 degrees, an increase in acidity, resulting in an unprecedentedly rich and delicious apple called 'Sun Fuji.'
After being introduced in Tokyo, it gained high praise, commanding higher prices than bagged apples just in its second year, drawing attention nationwide.
Quality of Japanese Apple
Comes with 5 Pieces of Japanese Apples
The History of Japanese Apple
It is believed that apples were first introduced to Japan from China around the year 918.
During this time the fruit was a lot smaller than today's standards and were mainly used for culinary use.
They were also given as offerings as Buddhist temples. Everything changed in 1871, when a large surplus of varieties was imported from the United States and distributed across the country.
Regions like Aomori located in the north of Japan took a liking to growing all these apples as they were able to flourish in the plummeting temperatures while other produce like rice could not.
As the cultivation of apples continued to expand over the years, new types were being developed and produced, notably to increase its size.
At present day it has gotten to the point where Japanese apples are usually larger in size and a lot sweeter than Western ones.
Collaborating with professional buyers,
Quality Japanese Apple are chosen on the day of auction,
and shipped to you.
Our professional buyer (mekiki) will personally choose the quality Japanese Apple, suitable for this price and grade for you.
Depending on each season and actual auction day, the Japanese Apple you receive can be from any prefecture and brands grown in Japan.
However, you can trust the eyes of the professionals, factoring all conditions to make sure quality, when you receive it, is worth the price.
J Passport's own direct service
from Toyosu and Ota Market.
Enjoy the fruits fresh, directly air-flown from Ota Market, with professional buyers.
This is the start of a new service, using J Passport's direct flight, working with professional market buyers to bring the fresh fruits and quality seafoods, directly from Toyosu and Ota Wholesale Market.
Together with the professional buyers, experience first-hand on the products of the best quality for the price.
Direct auction process from our buyers means that we are able to bring fresh quality fruits direct from Japan to you, saving additional markups, yet enjoying its quality.
*Pre-order fruit private cargo from Japan arrives twice a month.
$8 for above $200