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Japanese citrus

A yuzu fruit
A Shonan Gold fruit

A number of citrus fruits are grown in or strongly associated with Japan. Many of these fruits are of Chinese origin, but have been modified or specially bred for cultivation in Japan.


  • Japanese taxonomy 1
  • Japanese citrus (partial list) 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Japanese taxonomy

Japan is usually following the botanical names of the taxonomy from Tyôzaburô Tanaka, often referred to as the "Tanaka system", giving for each cultivar a separate name, no matter if it is pure or a hybrid of two or more species or varieties. While elsewhere it is more popular to classify the genus citrus into species, and further into varieties, and then into cultivars or hybrid. Such system was generated by Walter Tennyson Swingle from Florida and is called the "Swingle system".[1]

Japanese citrus (partial list)

Japanese citrus fruits include:

Hassaku whole and halved.
A peeled Hassaku.

See also


  1. ^ Citrus Genetics... Iqrar A. Khan
    • Classifi cation of Citrus
  2. ^ Green, Aliza. (2004) Quirk Books. Field Guide to Produce: How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Fruit and Vegetable at the Market. Page 109. ISBN 1-931686-80-7

External links

  • Japanese citrus glossary

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