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Extremely early harvest known as Koizora that can only be eaten now. 今しか食べられない極早生種「恋空」

アイキャッチ写真 青森県りんご協会
秋から始まる本格的なリンゴの収穫を前に、8月中旬から数種類の極早生種や早生種のリンゴの収穫が始まっています。近年、青森県においても、夏~秋にかけて記録的な高温に見舞われ、リンゴでは早生種や中生種を中心に着色不良等の高温障害が頻発しています。

そのため、青森県りんご研究所では、長期的な対策として、温暖化に対応した品種)の育成が求められ、その結果、育成されたのが、品種名「あおり16」(Aori16)、商標名「恋空」です。このりんごは、8月中下旬に収穫できる極早生品種で、着色が良く、食味の良いのが特徴です。

Before the harvest of full-fledged apples starts in Autumn, there is a few kinds of extremely early and early variety apples that will be harvested in mid-August.

In recent years, Aomori Prefecture has been hit with record high temperatures between summer and autumn season. With high temperatures like these some of the apples had form early variety and medium-flowering variety with poor coloring of their skin. This is phenomenon is known as high temperature injury.

Therefore, Aomori Apple Research Institute is required to plan out a long-term measure to improve the cultivar with global warming in consideration. As a result, they have come up with a new form of apple Aori 16 with the product name Koizora. This apple is an extremely early variety that can be harvested in the middle of August, and is characterized by good coloring and good taste.

大きさは250g前後、円形で成熟すると濃紅色に着色します。

果肉の色は白で、やや硬めで渋みは無く、甘味と酸味のバランスがとれ、果汁も多いりんごです。商標名の恋空は2007年に公開された今井夏木監督の映画「恋空」から名付けました。

原作は、ケータイ小説「恋空~切ナイ恋」というベストセラー小説で、想像を絶する悲劇に見舞われながらも、一途な愛を貫こうとするヒロインの青春を描いた小説です。甘酸っぱいリンゴの味とピッタリです。

The size is around 250g, round in shape and when it matures it will be coated with deep red color.
The color of the flesh is white, slightly stiff, no astringency, a balance between sweetness and sourness, and a lot of fruit juice. The name Koisora was named after the movie “Koisora” directed by Natsuki Imai, released in 2007.

The original is a best-selling novel called “Love sky ~ Sad love”, a novel about the heroine ’s youth who wants to continue their love while being in an unimaginable tragedy circumstance. The taste of sweet and sour apple is perfect match for the apple.

この恋空をおいしく食べられる期間はどのくらいだと思いますか?
How long do you think Koisora is available to consume?

室温で約1週間です。冷蔵庫に入れると1ヶ月位はもつそうですが、よーく冷やして早めに食べるのがよいようです。保存がきかない今の時期にしか味わえない夏のりんごです。
About one week at room temperature. It can last for roughly one month if it is put inside a refrigerator, but it can last up to a month when put in the refrigerator, but it is better to cool and eat as soon as possible.It is a summer apple that can only be tasted during the current season while no preservative is added to it.

県内限定であった普及条件も昨年解除されたことから、今後は、各地で栽培されることになりそうです。

Prevailing conditions that were limited to the prefecture were release last year, hence this species is likely to be cultivated in various places in the future.


Japan’s No. 1 apple producing area Aomori. Ⅰ 日本一のリンゴ産地青森

Japan’s No. 1 apple producing area Aomori. Ⅱ 日本一のリンゴ産地青森

Japan’s No. 1 apple producing area Aomori. Ⅲ 日本一のリンゴ産地青森

Japan’s No.1 apple producing area Aomori Ⅳ   日本一のリンゴ産地 Ⅳ 

Extremely early harvest known as Koizora that can only be eaten now.         今しか食べられない極早生種「恋空」


Japan’s No. 1 apple producing area Aomori. Ⅰ 日本一のリンゴ産地青森

Japan’s No. 1 apple producing area Aomori. Ⅱ 日本一のリンゴ産地青森

Japan’s No. 1 apple producing area Aomori. Ⅲ 日本一のリンゴ産地青森

Japan’s No.1 apple producing area Aomori Ⅳ   日本一のリンゴ産地 Ⅳ 

Extremely early harvest known as Koizora that can only be eaten now.         今しか食べられない極早生種「恋空」

 

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