Sweet & Seasonal: 6 Must-try Japanese Strawberries
Every November to March, Japanese strawberries are in season and it’s the best time to savour this incredible fruit. As we still cannot travel to Japan in person, city’super has rounded up six types of popular strawberries from across Japan so you can enjoy them at home. Let us know in the comments below: which one is your favourite?
Japan Oita Berryz Strawberry
Hailing from Oita prefecture in Japan, Berryz Strawberry is characterised by its bright red appearance and high level of sweetness.
Did you know: “Berryz” is a play on the words “berry” and “sweet” to highlight the fruit’s sweetness.
Japan Saga Snow Rabbit White Strawberry
Snow Rabbit is a type of white strawberry. Each piece weighs around 35g, and has a vibrant and peach-like aroma, mild acidity and is very sweet.
Did you know: Snow Rabbit Strawberries can turn red when exposed to sunlight for an extended amount of time. It is only produced in very limited quantities and must be looked after carefully. Currently there are only five farms in Japan that cultivate Snow Rabbit Strawberries, which makes them the perfect gift.
Japan Yamashita Farm Amaou Strawberry
Exclusive to city’super. These strawberries come from Yamashita Farm in Fukuoka prefecture, and are cultivated with the latest temperature control system and mineral-rich natural groundwater, while avoiding using pesticides wherever possible.
Did you know: White strawberries are an improved variety stripped of anthocyanins in the skin and hence they retain a white colour even when ripe.
Japanese Awayuki Strawberry
With a pretty cherry blossom pink appearance, this strawberry is sweet, smooth and richly fragrant without much acidity.
Did you know: light pink strawberries are also in the same family as white strawberries.
This variety is the result of seven years of hard work by Saga prefecture, Agricultural Cooperatives and strawberry farmers. Not only is the strawberry very large with a lovely appearance, the fruit is also red and juicy with the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
Japan Saga Ide Farm Tenshinomi Strawberry – DX Grade
Tenshinomi is a premium white strawberry with an exotic fruit flavour. Only cultivated by Ide Farm in Saga prefecture.