According to the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, there are currently 312 varieties of strawberries in Japan! You can also find nearly 50 kinds of strawberry in the marketplace. According to Tokyo Central Wholesale Market, the four main varieties of strawberry areとちおとめ (tochiotome), あまおう (amaou), 紅ほっぺ (benihoppe), andさがほのか (sagahonoka). These four represent the largest volumes which are sold in supermarkets.
In a normal supermarket a packet of strawberries costs about 400-500 yen, and in a higher end store 15 strawberries can cost about 4,000 to 5,000 yen. In addition to these four major varieties, there are other rare varieties which can occasionally be found in supermarkets or other stores. But, which are the best ones to buy and try? Tsukiji has made a strawberry map of 28 varieties which also shows their appearance, the inner flesh and more. It is really good to refer to when visiting Japan and if you are planning to go strawberry picking.
Who doesn’t like fruits? It is very hard to find a person who doesn’t like to have this delicious gift of mother nature. There are more than thousands of fruits found all over the world. From various kinds of fruits, Strawberry is one of the most palatable and lovely ones. Strawberry is a healthy fruit. It contains vitamins, minerals, and some other hygienic components. Eating a good amount of Strawberry can keep your health sound and good. From the 18th century, strawberries became widely cultivated throughout the world. Looking like lychee, it is generally red in color and small in size. Because of its several benefits and worldwide demands, its price is growing high day by day.
Features of Japanese Strawberry
This Japanese strawberry is rich in fruit and has a round appearance. It also has a high sugar content with moderate acidity and a strong strawberry taste. In supermarkets, a packet can cost about 400-600 yen.
・Average sugar content: Above 11%
・Average acidity: 0.5~0.6
・Main place of origin: Fukuoka
|Amount per serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 2g
|Total Carbohydrate 26g
|Includes Added Sugars21g
Prices of Japanese Strawberry
$750.00-$950.00/ Metric Ton