The fig named “Masui dauphine” is from Nishi Mikawa in Aichi Prefecture. Aichi Prefecture has around 300 fig producers and it is the largest planting area in Japan. Almost all of the plantings of figs were lost in a typhoon in 1960. Most of these orchards were owned by JA (Japanese agricultural cooperative) and they have since developed a new method of growing figs, horizontally rather than bush or tree form. 98% of commercial fig in Japan is this Masui dauphine.


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