Ehime prefecture is Japan's premier producer of citrus fruit—its nickname is the Mikan Kingdom! Ikata, despite its rocky terrain, is no slouch when it comes to fruit production. Take a look at which Ikata-grown citrus fruits are in season for any day of the year!
Ehime's classic orange, since 1794. Also known as a "tangerine" or "mandarin" in the English-speaking world.
A cross between the Kiyomi and the Ponkan, this firm orange's most notable feature is the bump on its top.
Grown in Ehime since 1889. Lose yourself in its sweet fragrance!
A cross between the Kiyomi and Ponkan, this one is a relative of the Dekopon. It's sweet and juicy!
A cross between the Kiyomi, Encore, and Murcott. This up-and-coming new breed makes the perfect gift!
This one is known for its slight bitterness and unique texture. Always a popular item!
This early summer orange is a wonderfully refreshing blend of sweet and sour.
A relative of the Hyūganatsu, this orange has a clear, refreshingly sweet aftertaste.
A cross between the mikan and the standard orange. It's plump and juicy, perfect for fruit salads!
Stupendously sour! Japanese lemons have a unique blue tinge.
This new breed is round and yellow, and is known for its refreshing aroma and soft flesh.