Miho Wase is the earliest maturing Satsuma in South Africa, ready to pick towards the end of March. It has very good internal fruit quality being juicy and plump, with a mild tang to balance the sweetness and the typical refreshing blandness of a Satsuma. The pale orange coloured rind is very easy to remove and the internal flesh is a deep orange colour.Â Similar to Owari Satsuma, but smaller and sweeter.
Origin: Miho Wase was a selection from the Miyagawa Wase Satsuma, derived in 1940, registered in Japan in 1963. It never acheived commercial success in Japan, but has succeeded in New Zealand and South Africa. The variety was introduced to South Africa in the late 1970â€™s and released, in association with Outspan International, in 1983. It is now the prefered Satsuma in South Africa. It is a sister variety to Owari.
Grown in: South Africa, New Zealand, Japan
Harvest & Availability:
April to June: from South Africa
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