A fruit orchard established in 1903 in the Yoshino mountains in Nara, the Horiuchi Fruit Farm has been operated by a family of orchard farmers cultivating the same vast mountainous area of fruit trees in these mountains for six successive generations.
Horiuchi picks the delicious bounty from the orchards and creates dried fruit bursting with juicy flavor with each bite.
Dried fruit may typically be produced from leftover fruit that cannot be sold due to its irregular shape or subpar flavor. Not so at Horiuchi. They pick their produce at its peak to create dried fruit from 12 types of fruit, grown here and in other parts of Japan, including Fuji apples, plums, Asian pears, and Fuyu persimmons. The farm uses no additives or preservatives, making its dried fruit a snack that parents can feel good giving to their children.
Price: from ¥486 per pack
Manufacturer: Horiuchi Fruit Farm Co. in Gojo, Nara Prefecture (http://horiuchi-fruit.jp)
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