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New Arida mikan species developed in Wakayama

The Arida Agricultural Extension Center of the Wakayama Prefectural Government has developed a new species of Arida mikan, a famous Satsuma mandarin produced in the prefecture.
Introducing a new cultivation technology called 'multi-drip,' the center succeeded in growing a new type of Arida mikan, with the brand name of 'Kinokuni Arida Maru-dori (multi-drip) Mikan,' which is less affected by weather conditions and has a better balance of sugar and acid.
The center has already established a market for the new Arida mikan in Tokyo through promotional activities including the use of brand containers.