Japan Mandarin - Dekopon Mandarin (SHIRANUHI MANDARIN)
Japan Mandarin - Dekopon Mandarin (SHIRANUHI MANDARIN)
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Japan Mandarin - Dekopon Mandarin (SHIRANUHI MANDARIN)

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Japan Dekopon Mandarin 

- It is a hybrid between Kiyomi and ponkan (Nakano no.3), developed in Japan in 1972.

Originally a brand name, "Dekopon" has become a genericized trademark and it is used to refer to all brands of the fruit; the generic name is shiranuhi or shiranui (不知火). Dekopon is distinctive due to its sweet taste, large size and the large protruding bump on the top of the fruit.

Dekopon is a registered trademark fruit that can only be shipped from Japan, that claims high quality standards, such as a 13-degree sugar content. 

Dekopon are characterized by the tip of the mandarin, which bulges out. The color is dark orange, the peel is thing and soft, which makes it easy to peel. There are also no seeds, which makes it easy to eat. Compared to Satsuma mandarins, Dekopon have more fruit inside and there pulp contains a lot of fruit juice, making the fruit quite juicy. It is sweet and very tasty, because it has low acidity and a high sugar content.