Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Process of “Mojie Ringo” No. 3 Decorative Arrangement

We now introduce you to the task of Decorative Arrangement, a final touch, following issues No.1 “Applying Seals” and No. 2 “Coloring to Completion.” “Mojie Ringo” is used for a gift or ornamental fruit because of its artistic beauty.  This is why the last process of the arrangement is crucial.   A box or a basket of apples with vivid red and white drawings and designs of good luck attracts the eye. An especially eye-catching treasure ship displayed every year at the presentation stage is carefully made by two men piling up apples into four stories.          The most popular merchandise is Mojie Ringo in a plastic… Read More »

The Correlation between Aomori’s Watercored Apples and Freshness

“Fuji” is one of the most popular kinds of apples, harvested in early to mid-November, with the largest production yield in Japan. It features a sweet and crisp texture. The variety called “Sun Fuji,” cultivated without bagging, is known for a characteristic called “watercore.” (Apples directly exposed to the sun’s heat and light as they mature on the tree are more apt to develop watercore than shaded apples.) Click here for bagged and un-bagged cultivation. In the US, watercore is considered to be a disorder of apples. Watercore appears as yellowish glassiness of the fruit flesh around the core of the apple. It is called “Mitsu” or honey in Japanese… Read More »

The process of “Mojie Ringo” No. 2 Coloring to Completion

We have introduced to you the process of applying seals on the surface of apples in the previous article. Now we’ll show you how the apples change color and the designed apples complete the process. Just after seals are applied ⇒ 3 days later ⇒ 10 days later You can see the gradual change of colors. The outline becomes faint in the “10 days later” photo, blending with the skin color. As with the normal cultivation of apples, the process of rotating apples and spreading a sun-reflection sheet on the ground are done in order to get enough sunlight for even coloring.   Since the “Stark Jumbo” variety, the picture on… Read More »