Smoke Tree from JA Ehime Chuo

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Today we are offering Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria) from JA Ehime-Chuo in Ehime prefecture.


At JA Ehime-Chuo, the growers never harvest Smoke Trees in an early (stiff) stage, but wait for them to be as fluffy as they can. Plus, the growers try their best to enhance the natural color of them like white or green.

From now on, the supply of Smoke Trees is expected to continue towards the end of June with the variety of “Red Fur” and “Peach Fur” mainly, and some Green types too. Later on, we will be receiving Smoke Trees from Yamagata and Aomori prefectures as the production area goes up to the north of Japan.

Smoke Tree has been recently getting a lot popular overseas especially in other Asian countries.
Please don’t miss these early-summer items from JA Ehime-Chuo that are of great quality!

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Original Article written by Mr. Ikegami,
Translated and edited by S. Yamamoto

Big-Bloom Callistephus from Mitoyo

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Today we would like to offer Big-Bloom Callistephus from Mitoyo Eino Center in Kagawa prefecture.

We have been receiving their Callistephus since the beginning of May just as any other year.  In Mitoyo there are five of the growers that grow big-bloom types, and fifteen in total including the ones that grow other types such as “Macaron” and “Arrange Star”. All of the fifteen growers are dedicated to supply us Callistephus almost all year around.

Among the big-bloom types, the leading variety is “Mash Salmon” and other trial varieties like blue ones have also been supplied during this year. The growers are ‘relaying’ the production in order to supply them constantly till around the end of October.

Since big-bloom types of Callistephus tend to overly open from the center of their flower (which degrades the quality), the growers at Mitoyo Eino Center make special treatments depending on the season and whether they are spray or standard. We would appreciate it if you make a good use of this well-cared flower.

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Original article written by Mr. Mieda,
Translated by S. Yamamoto

Gloriosa lily from Misato

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Today we are offering Misato Gloriosa from the growers cooperative of JA Kochi-city.

In Misato area, there are thirty-five growers shipping Gloriosa and their “Southern Wind” is a big hit internationally.

Lately they have also been yielding other varieties in different colors besides yellow, as in Pink, Green, and Cream which are yet to be named. They are still in the experimental stage so the amount is limited at the moment, but it is going to increase from now on.

Please consider taking these new varieties.

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Original article written by Mr. Watanabe,
Translated and edited by S. Yamamoto

Sandersonia from JA Maruasa Engei

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Today we would like to recommend Sandersonia aurantiaca grown by Chiba grower’s cooperative of JA Maruasa Engei.

Sandersonia aurantiaca belongs to the genus of Sandersonia, in Colchicaceae, which is one of Liliales families, and is the only species in this genus (which is not really common). This flower was first discovered in South Africa back in 1850 and has arrived in Japan for the first time in 1970. The origin of the name “Sandersonia” is said to be in several ways but possibly it derives from the discoverer’s name, “Jon Sanderson.” One of the characteristics of this flower, is that the leaves have cute “tendrils” curling up from the top.

JA Maruasa Engei grows Sandersonia aurantiaca‘s bulbs too and it takes growers about three years to ship a flower from growing a bulb. We have been constantly receiving the flowers from them, and it is going to be the peak of their season so the supply will be stable until the end of May.

Please kindly make a good use of this seasonable item.

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Original article written by Mr. Tada,
Translated by S. Yamamoto.

New Year Auction 2019

Happy New Year!

The first auction of 2019 started from 7:00 on Friday, January 4.

As it was the first day of a new year, our CEO Mr. Isomura and the representative of Ota Floriculture Auction Shinwa-kai, Mr. Yoshichu gave a greeting. Shinwa-kai has provided the “treasure ships” which were filled with various kinds of flowers, symbolizing a rich harvest of flowers and prosperity of business.

In Japan, seven gods are believed to deliver fortune to us by this kind of treasure ships so at our market the first auction each year starts from auctioning these.

This year’s auction accordingly started with two following treasure ships:

■Treasure ship”Daikoku-maru”

■Treasure ship “Ebisu-maru”

We sincerely appreciate your patronage and wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy, and treasured moments.

 

Translated and edited by S. Yamamoto