Citrus Fruits grown in Shikoku's Mild Climate
It's not common knowledge, but citrus fruits are widely produced on Shikoku. In particular, the region is known for its top production of mandarin oranges for the country. Mandarin oranges are mainly grown in rows on sloped land formed into bench terraces. The orchards are located on slopes with good access to sunlight, in regions with a lot of sunny days, and as a result, a superior mandarin orange product is produced. Other citrus fruits include sudachi and yuzu. These two are mainly used as a sour seasoning in place of vinegar. They both have a delicious aroma, so in Shikoku these citrus fruits are often used for garnishing a meal.