About 4 years Matured Nanko Umeboshi
The home for Kishu Nanko-Ume is in Tanabe City and Nambu Town in Wakayama Prefecture.
Even among the authentic products of Kishu, the 4 Years Matured Nanko-Ume have received the rare Special Cultivation Certification.
In Takeuchi Farm, in order to deliver plum safely and securely to the costumers, we use wood vinegar which made from natural things as a repellent and using garlic, fish and oyster as foliar application for pickling process.
We soak it with mineral salt and dried it thoroughly under the sun.
This is the traditional sour 4 years matured umeboshi (with 18% salt content).
Please enjoy the simple, delicious, authentic taste of traditional old fashioned without chemical seasoning.
We keep pesticides and chemical fertilizers to less than half from the cultivation standard of Wakayama Prefecture.
- Special Cultivation - What is JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard) Organic Certification?
- In order to deliver the safe and secure Ume to the customers, the special cultivated Nanko Ume is only using pesticide and chemical fertilizer to less than half, in contrast with the standard cultivation that applied in Wakayama Prefecture.
The Ume in Takeuchi Farm uses only minimum pesticide necessary to protect fruit from insects and diseases.
Takeuchi Farm basically use wood vinegar as repellent, which made from natural ingredients such as garlic, fish, oyster, persimmon and such for foliar application.
Get To Know Umeboshi, The Japanese Salted Plums
What is umeboshi? Umeboshi is a pickled plum that has a sour and salty flavor.
Because of its excessive benefits, umeboshi are loved by Japanese people even now.
Let's get to know umeboshi and learn how to eat it deliciously!
Reason of Being Matured
The umeboshi that just got dried up taste really salty, but over the process of being matured, the sharp taste of the salt will vanish and the sourness of the sour plums will get mild.
If you try to eat and compared the taste between the two, the difference is very clear.
On the other hand, the unique umami and rich flavour of plum is making an appearance.
The salt and plum taste will melt and combined into one rich flavour that you can taste the mildness of umami flavour besides the salty flavour.
The flavour couldn’t be obtained with just one year.
The longer maturation period is, the tastier it gets.
The one year, two years and three years long of maturation period resulted in different flavour each from each.
Among the umeboshi products, the production 4 year matured umeboshi is not that much, which makes it more valuable.
additive-free and carefully matured
for 4 years with rich in
mineral natural salt.
Organic Kishu Nanko Ume 【ripe type】
Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture is home of Kishu Nanko Ume.
It’s build by a Farmer called Mr. Takeuchi.
Since plum is the whole processed fruit, Takeuchi Farmers are working on a motto of safety and security.
In order to prevent the damage of insects, in addition to natural repellent such as pyroligneous liquid, they use natural ingredients such as fish, crab, garlic, turmeric and so on, ferment them and make home-made liquid fertilizer.
"Things that are exists in nature are something naturally happened".
Unripe plum will be harvested in the morning with category "freshness is number one", and will get shipped within the same day.
Please try to make Umeboshi, juice, jam and wine from the plums.
Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture is blessed with a temperature climate with just a little change in temperature throughout the year due to the influence of the Kuroshio Current.
Moreover, it is most suitable place for plums to grow because rainfall precipitations is high and the daylight hours is long.
Medium-quality soil is necessary to cultivate high-quality plums, which absorb much calcium during the growth period.
"Uridani Ishi" is a stone which is common in this area is made of calcium carbonate and containing plenty of calcium necessary for plum.
In the best place for the plum to grow, Takeuchi Farm is cultivating high quality plums sticking to organic and special cultivation.
From cultivation to harvesting, boxing, shipping is consistently performed at Takeuchi Farm, all manually by hands.
Because it is maturing on the tree, because it’s harvested while still unripe, it is easier to get scratched if we’re not doing it carefully, so we have carefully sort it by hands with two size standards, large and small.
We determined to make a commitment in our plums quality, we deliver the plums to our customers with our whole heart, with more carefully selected plums one by one.
||Special Cultivation Nanko Ume - 4 Years Matured
||Special Cultivation Nanko Ume (produced by Tanabe City, Wakayama prefecture)
||After opening, put in refrigerator