Okitsu or Okitsu Wase (Wase being the early group of Satsumas) is an early season Satsuma with smooth pale yellow peel, and plump, juicy flesh. It is one of the most popular Satsumas in Japan, and is also the leading early Satsuma in Spain, Argentina and Uruguay.
Origin: Derived from the Miyagawa Wase by Doctors M. Kajiura and T. Iwasaki at the Horticultural Research Station, Okitsu, like it’s sister Miho, in 1940, it was released in Japan in 1963 for commercial production. Okitsu was introduced to Spain in 1980.
Grown in: Spain, Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa
Harvest & Availability:
March to May: from Argentina, Uruguay
End September to end October: from Spain
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