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Name
Oshimizu Fig
Address
Hôdatsushimizu Town
Category
Agriculture、Forestry and Fisheries
Class
Agricultural products and seafood
Age
20th century~21th century
Comment
This is the town with the greatest production of figs in Ishikawa. Around 45 families grows figs in eight-hectare fields in towns at the foot of Mt. Hôdatsu such as Konya-machi, Kitakawajiri, Menda, Ueda and Kawahara. The figs are harvested from early August through mid-November. In 2014, 90 tons of figs were shipped. Because they are harvested after fully ripening, their sweet taste is unparalleled. Production started in 1972, when a few families learned the cultivation method from farmers in Nara, a major fig production site, in response to the government’s request to decrease the number of rice fields. Production of black figs, a species that is hard to grow, has started recently. They are eaten raw and used for making jelly and sweets.
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