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Encyclopedia > Dekopon
A Dekopon
A Dekopon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: Unknown

Dekopon (Japanese: デコポン) is a highly sweet and expensive hybrid between ChungGyun mandarins and Ponkan that are grown in Japan and Korea, presumed to be first cultivated in the early 1990's. Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families See text The Sapindales is an order of flowering plants included among the rosid subgroup of dicotyledons. ... Genera About 160 genera; selected important genera: Amyris - West Indian Sandalwood Choisya - Mexican orange Citrus - Citrus Dictamnus - Burning-bush Fortunella - Kumquat Melicope - Corkwood, Alani Murraya - Curry tree Phellodendron - Cork-trees Poncirus - Trifoliate orange Ptelea - Hoptree Ruta - Rue Skimmia - Skimmia Tetradium (Euodia) - Euodias Zanthoxylum - Toothache trees Rutaceae is a family of... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima- Pomelo Citrus medica- Citron Citrus reticulata- Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus x aurantifolia- Key lime Citrus x latifolia- Persian Lime Citrus x aurantium- Bitter Orange Citrus x hystrix- Kaffir Lime Citrus x ichangensis- Ichang Lemon Citrus x limetta- Sweet Lemon Citrus x limon- Lemon... Note: This article contains special characters. ...

Dekopon fruit is quite distinctive due to its sweet taste, large size and its quite large protruding bump on the top of the fruit. Its name is most likely derived from a Portmanteau between the kanji 凸 (deko; meaning 'uneven') as a reference to its protruding bump, and the 'Pon' in Ponkan (ポン柑; one of the fruits that it is derived from) to create 'Dekopon' (デコポン). Look up Portmanteau word in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Due to both its size and sweetness, Dekopon fruits are quite expensive. One fruit costs roughly ¥750 (US$6.60). The fruits are usually grown in large greenhouses to keep them at a constant temperature, and are harvested during Janurary (winter in Japan). After harvesting, Dekopon fruits are usually left for a period of 20-40 days so that the levels of citric acid in the fruit lower while the sugar levels increase, to make a more appealing taste for the market. Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits. ...

Dekopon fruits have become quite popular in Japan, with the chewing candy brand giant Hi-Chew (ハイチュウ) even making a Dekopon flavour.

There are many market names for Dekopon. For instance, Dekopon is the market name for the fruits originating from Kumamoto. The ones grown in Hiroshima are marketed as Kiyopon. The ones grown and marketed in Korea are called 한라봉(Hallabong) named after Hallasan the mountain located in Jeju-do, where it's primarily grown. Categories: Cities in Kumamoto Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Main keep of Hiroshima Castle The city of Hiroshima (広島市; -shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest of Japans islands. ... Halla-san (한라산) is an extinct volcano on Jeju Island of South Korea. ... Jejudo Flag Jeju-do is the smallest province of South Korea, situated on, and coterminous with, the countrys largest island. ...

External links

Dekopon flavoured Hi-Chew
Dekopon flavoured Hi-Chew
  • Dekopon.net Informative Dekopon Website (Japanese)
  • Agrotrade.net Dekopon Article
  • Dekopon Purchasing Site



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