Monday, April 20, 2009

Fuji Apples

Fuji Apples....hmmmm "oishi!" (delicious)



We stopped by this vegetable and fruit market along side of route 4 (somewhere before Nanbu Town) to buy some apples, I don't know the name of this place though



Fuji apples for sale: one pack ranges to 120 to 130 yen or $1.20 to $1.30, 6pcs to 12pcs each pack (depending on their weight)



Fuji apples: 18 to 24pcs depending on their sizes/weight, price ranges to 350 to 600 yen ($3.50 to $6)

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Since we arrived here in Japan I've been enjoying the sweetness and crispiness of "fuji apples."
My kids love fuji apples; everyday my son always brings some slices of apple for his snack in school. He started to like apple when we got here, when we were in US he never even tasted it.

Last Saturday I bought 31 pcs of medium apples (3 packs of different sizes) for 400 yen or $4 from this market, an hour and a half drive from our place. We're supposed to look for strawberry picking place but ended up buying apples instead :-)

When we went to Tokyo this February I saw the price of their apples; it's a 100 yen ($1) a piece, now I feel lucky that at least we live in Aomori prefecture and found out our apples are cheaper but still I just have to bear the cold winter in here while enjoying eating apples :-)

According to wikipedia:

The Fuji apple is developed by growers at the Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, Aomori, Japan in the late 1930s and brought to market in 1962. It is a cross between two American apple varieties, the Red Delicious and old Virginia Ralls Genet (sometimes cited as "Rawls Jennet") apples. It is named after "FUJIsaki, Aomori Prefecture, but often thought to be named after Mt.Fuji.

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Remember, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."




7 comments:

GingerV said...

I also get fuji apples here in Friburgo - my favorite. try making apple butter with about 8 of them. recipe on my blog about a month ago works well. the history of their developement is interesting. nice touch.

bertN said...

Fuji is also my favorite. It is a little bit expensive compared to the other apples available here but OK lang. Masarap naman, eh.

Lei said...

YUM (: Ringo= Apple :]

Ringo wa oishii desu ne!
(Apples are delicious!)

From the second picture down... I can read the sign of the market. It says "Nagawa Cherry Center" :)

I want to go strawberry picking =( I wonder.. nasaan po ang mga strawberries?! Ngyek!

Jen said...

I love Fuji Apples. Right next to Pink Lady, they are the best!

syel said...

as long as it's apples i would definitely eat it!

Missy said...

GingerV- I will try your recipe, I hope the kids will like it

bertN- in US it's a little bit expensive than red delicious apple but it's really delicious

Lei- thanks for the translation, yes me too I want to try strawberry picking here in Japan

Jen- I never tried the pink lady apple yet, hmmm maybe I will try next time

syel- how about apple banana or apple mango? hahaha

Joy said...

I love Fuji apples! Do you think you could send me a few here in Norwich? :-)

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