【岡山県/梨(特別栽培)】日本一大きく、ジューシーな愛宕梨 / Japan's largest and juicy Atago pear (special cultivation)


販売時期:12月〜1月 / Sales period:December to January

生産者:エコファームMITANI / Eco farm MITAMI

代表者:三谷幸子 / Representative : Sachiko Mitani
住 所:岡山県倉敷市玉島 / Address: Tamashima Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture

【商品 / Products】

Atago pear (special cultivation)
Atago pear (large, medium, small)

商品名 / Product name 愛宕梨 / Atago Pear
農薬 / Pesticide 減農薬 / Pesticide reduction
肥料 / Fertilizer 無化学肥料 / Chemical fertilizer free
認証 / Authentication 特別栽培 / Special cultivation
販売 / Sell 12月〜1月 / December to January
消費目安 / Consumption standard / 到着後約1ヶ月(冷暗所保存、食べる前に冷蔵庫へ1時間程度)
About 1 month after arrival (Preserve cold and dark place , about 1 hour to the refrigerator before eating)

お勧めする理由 / Reasons to recommend
  1. 日本で一番大きな梨 / The largest pear in Japan
  2. 30日間以上日持ちし、徐々に柔らかく甘みを増す / Lasts for more than 30 days, gradually softens and sweetens
  3. 地域資源化を行い、次世代につなげる活動を行う / Activate local resources and engage in activities for the next generation

The face is a big and rugged guy.. Specially cultivated fresh Atago pear

  • 左は大きさを比較した写真で、一番右側は普通サイズのりんご。その左が小サイズ、中サイズ、一番左が大サイズの愛宕梨。大きなものは赤ちゃんの頭ぐらいあるという。

     岡山県で有機JAS認証の桃を栽培する三谷さんが近年手掛け始めたのが愛宕梨。慣行栽培(農薬や化学肥料を使う現代農法)の畑を受け継ぎ、有機栽培への転換を試みた。現在、梨の有機栽培はほとんど存在しない。だれも有機栽培をやらないのであれば挑戦する甲斐があると、試しに1本だけ有機栽培を試みたところ、その木だけではなく20本弱の木も含め全滅。ひどい目にあったという。それから3年たち、ようやく今年(2019年)、特別栽培での愛宕梨を収穫できるようになった。 愛宕梨は重量が1kg~2kgにもなる日本最大の梨。11月に収穫した後、12月まで追熟させる。追熟した愛宕梨は非常に果汁が多く程よい甘味があり、果肉が柔らかくなる。ラ・フランスと普通の梨の中間というイメージ。収穫してすぐは酸味が強く、一月掛けて追熟し、柔らかくまろやかになり、甘さが増してくるのだ。




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  • On the left is a photo comparing the size, and on the far right is a normal size apple. On the left is a small size, a medium size, and on the left is a large size Atago pear. It is said that the big one is about the baby's head.
    Atago pear is a fruit that ripens (ripens after harvest). It lasts for about a month or more when stored in a cool dark place, and becomes more sweet and juicy when ripened. It is also useful as a pear for the New Year.

    Mrs. Mitani, who grows organic JAS certified peaches in Okayama Prefecture, has recently started working on Atago Pear. Inherited the fields of conventional cultivation (modern farming methods using pesticides and chemical fertilizers) and tried to switch to organic cultivation. Currently, there is little organic cultivation of pears. If nobody cultivates organic cultivation, there is a worthwhile challenge. When they tried one organic cultivation, not only the tree but also less than 20 trees were completely destroyed. It was terrible. Three years later, this year (2019), we can finally harvest specially grown Atago pears.
    Atago pear is Japan's largest pear weighing 1kg to 2kg. After harvesting in November, ripen until December. Ripened Atago pears are very juicy, have moderate sweetness, and tender flesh. The image is between La France and ordinary pears. Immediately after harvest, it is sour, ripens over a month, becomes soft and round, and becomes sweeter.
    In addition, Atago pears have a long shelf life and can be kept for about one month when stored in a cool dark place. As it matures little by little during that time, I want to enjoy the change in taste.

    Interview with yukiko Mitani

    Encounter with Atago pear

    I like pears if I eat them myself. In this area, a large pear called Atago Pear, which is about the size of a baby's head, has been made, and I have been in the field for 4 years since I took a field from a nearby grandma. Pears are more fruit trees than peaches. I was worried that an acquaintance with pesticide allergies said, "I want to eat pears," so I cultivated only one of them without using pesticides. I would be glad if I could grow well and harvest safely in October and be pleased.
    As I am getting older, I want to take over the organic peach fields to young people. The area around here was clean and the old days used to have many thin dragonflies. Insects that were not seen at all during the control are returning. I want young people to know more about the goodness of Satoyama, and I want to have more friends with the same feeling as myself who want to do agriculture without using a lot of medicine. One of my goals is to make my whole field organically grown in about five years.

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