AOMORI, TOKYO, Jul. 1 – Junoheart, a new cherry variety developed in Aomori Prefecture, celebrated its nationwide debut on July 1, 2020.
It’s a super cute heart-shaped cherry of more than 2.8 centimeters in size, one of Japan’s largest varieties. It tastes less sour and has a high sugar content of around 20%.
Currently, it’s grown in some part of Aomori, 10 hectares in total, but the prefecture is planning to triple the area in five years.
Takano Fruits Parlor in Shinjuku, Tokyo, now has a limited offer of Junoheart Cake (1,188 yen) and Junoheart Parfait (2,200 yen) to celebrate the debut of the new charming cherry variety in Japan.
Governor of Aomori Prefecture, Shingo Mimura, visited Tokyo’s famous fruit specialty retailer on July 3 as part of his promotional activities and said, “Junoheart tastes great with cakes and parfaits as well. I’m happy to discover a new way of enjoying it today.”