Healthy lemons grown by the Seto Inland Sea and warm climate
Lemon from the Seto Inland Sea, which is now famous as "Setoda Lemon" in Onomichi and Hiroshima. Among them, Kentaro Nose, a safety fruit, cultivates citrus fruits such as "Shimanami Lemon" without using any chemically synthesized pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides or waxes inherited from his father, Toshio. doing. Mr. Nose has various methods of agriculture, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages, and none of them have been established as absolute. However, while adding the land and philosophy inherited from my father, my own thoughts, and what I can teach from nature, I try to produce safe, delicious, and healthy citrus fruits. Heavy rains hit nearly half of the lemon trees in 2018. After that, the fields have been improved and cleared to expand the fields and further power up.
◉Implementing cultivation methods that we want our children to eat ◉Lemons that can be eaten to the skin with peace of mind ◉Aiming for agriculture that can reach out to people considering the region
Free chemical pesticide
Free chemical fertilizer
Blue lemon: November, yellow lemon: January-May
2 weeks in a cool dark place
Speaking of Nose's lemon, it is becoming popular among patissiers and chefs as a lemon that can be used with confidence. This is because various chefs like to use lemon-based sweets, lemon sours and whole lemons, and liqueurs with lemon. Now Shimanami Lemon is about to be recognized as a safe and reliable representative of Japan. Blood orange, who says he wants to work harder in the future, has been offered at low prices when children want to know about it, but it is now used for lunch. Nose always talks to customers over the phone. He says he doesn't like business that doesn't make sense and wants him to come to the field. We want them to know the environment of Setoda (Ikuchijima) and their own farming methods before purchasing products. At present, most of the lemons distributed in Japan are made in foreign countries, and less than 10% of domestic lemons are produced. Foreign lemons, which take a long time to transport, are shipped in an immature state with fungicides and preservatives, while domestic lemons have the great advantage that they can bring ripe and fresh ones to market, making food safe. Are gaining attention and demand is growing. Among them, Hiroshima Prefecture boasts the largest cultivation area and production volume of lemons in Japan, and accounts for more than half of the domestic lemons.Setoda-cho, Onomichi City, also ships the most lemons in the prefecture. Consisting of two islands, Ikuchijima and Takanejima, it is known as one of Japan's foremost citrus producing areas such as lemon, mandarin orange, navel, and hassaku. Kentaro Nose, who has been cultivating healthy lemons and tangerines without using preservatives and waxes, as well as pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides, for more than 30 years since his father's generation, accounts for less than 1% in Setoda-cho. Organic farmers. About half of the island is steep, so the sun is shining on crops, so we focus on the safety and taste of eating the whole skin rather than the appearance, and we are making citrus fruits.
Lemon with harsh climatic conditions
argest lemon-producing region because of its climatic conditions. It has a warm climate with one of the best sunshine hours in Japan, with little rainfall and little snow. Lemons are less susceptible to cold than other citrus fruits, and will die from the tip of the branch if the temperature minus 3 degrees continues for more than 3 hours. It is a citrus that is relatively difficult to grow because it has thorns on its branches and is easily damaged. My lemon is said to be one of the cleanest in the open field organic cultivation, but because the pesticides have not been sprayed all the time, I think that the ecosystem is well balanced. Spraying insecticides kills both good and bad insects, which means that drug-resistant insects survive and that even stronger insecticides must be sprayed, creating a vicious cycle. There are no insects in the field where the herbicide is sown, so no wild boars enter. Here, there are various creatures such as cicada larvae and earthworms. The wild boar digs and plows them to eat them. Soft soil is made by microorganisms, insects and animals. My house is not a generation of farmers. My father was a truck driver and carried oranges on the island. The father of Kansai, who sells non-pesticide-free and additive-free ingredients, requested organically grown agricultural products, and his father was a bold type, so he decided to work on his own. As we have also been entrusted with the Hojoen, there are fields scattered around Ikuchijima and Takanejima from good to bad conditions.
Whether it is delicious depends on the weather
When I was working at a delivery company for organic, pesticide-free agricultural products and additive-free foods for about eight years, when I was pleased to deliver what my father made to customers, I felt that what he was doing was amazing. It came to be. The more you study the differences from normal cultivation and what is wrong with the additives, the less you eat convenience store lunch boxes, and the more you eat them, the more you get hungry and sick. I felt once again that the human body is made of what I ate. Mandarin oranges have their own personality, and I'm doing my best to do what I can, but in the end, the taste depends on the weather. I would like to talk directly with customers to understand the creator's thoughts and build a relationship where they can exchange opinions on an equal footing. I think it is very important that people and people, rural areas and cities, and production and consumption are properly connected. It is my job to connect with customers, grow citrus fruits, and live on this island. We will respond to email inquiries by phone. I don't like it at first, but I want to be honest with my friends and best friends. Food incidents such as disguised production areas emphasize profits by exchanging goods and money, and I feel that the farther production and consumption are, the more likely it is. All you have to do is make something that your one-year-old child can touch and eat. The phone is inefficient, but fun.