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Watermelon

Characteristics

Ishikawa Prefecture is one of Japan’s major watermelon production areas. Watermelons are mainly cultivated in three areas: (1) Kaga and the area between Kanazawa and Hakui, (2) Noto and (3) reclaimed land in the Kahoku-gata lagoon. Known for their sweetness and pleasant texture, they are shipped a lot to areas outside the prefecture. The way to pick a good watermelon is to check its sound and striped pattern. A clear sound when knocked means the watermelon could be very juicy. A completely round one with clear stripes and a shiny surface is proof of good quality. The seeds are found along the stripes. If you cut a watermelon along the green part, no seeds will be visible.

Best season 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3
Production site Suzu City, Noto Town, Anamizu Town, Hakui City, Kahoku City, Kanazawa City, Kaga
Yield/Delivery amount 15,400 tons
Appearance A completely round one with a clear striped pattern means good quality.
Size 7-8 kg
Raw/Cooked Raw

Recipe

Watermelon jelly