Mangos from Okinawa get priced at 150000 yen in Tokyo

Mangos from Okinawa get priced at 150000 yen in Tokyo

Okinawan mango priced at 150000 yen

July 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Representatives from the prefectural government, JA Okinawa, and Tomigusuku City visited the Ota Market in Tokyo to promote Okinawan tropical fruits such as mangoes in the early morning of July 6. During the bidding, a one-kilogram box with two mangos from Okinawa was priced at 150000 yen. This number far exceeded the price from last year, which was 80000 yen. People attending the market were thrilled that the Okinawan product sold for its highest price in history.

Brokers at the market also enjoyed tasting mango, pineapple, and dragonfruit, as they were pleased with its taste, saying “delicious.” Tsutomu Oshiro, the chair of JA Okinawa said, “this proves that Okinawan mangos produced in a rich natural environment, are highly regarded. The products this year tended to be large with high sugar concentration thanks to good weather. We will do our best delivering the products to the market.”

People at the market enjoy tasting Okinawan fruit

According to the prefecture, the estimated harvest of mangoes this year will be 2055 tons. The handling of the products will start around late July.

(English translation by T&CT and Sayaka Sakuma)

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