Japanese Fresh Produce Retail

At most Japanese retailers and at this Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, a large variety of fruit and vegetables where offered in special packaging, offering loose fruits in protective foam net.
At most Japanese retailers and at this Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, a large variety of fruit and vegetables where offered in special packaging, offering loose fruits in protective foam net.
A grower´s worst nightmare; frozen tomatoes. In Kyoto it is a delicacy; these pink loose tomatoes on the rocks are offered at €1,75 per tomato.
A grower´s worst nightmare; frozen tomatoes. In Kyoto it is a delicacy; these pink loose tomatoes on the rocks are offered at €1,75 per tomato.
Strawberries are still a true niche in most Asian countries; these cost € 8,80 per package of six! That is €1,45 per strawberry!
Strawberries are still a true niche in most Asian countries; these cost € 8,80 per package of six! That is €1,45 per strawberry!
Chinese cukes offered as lolly pops for €1,75.
Chinese cukes offered as lolly pops for €1,75.
A variety offered at a grocery; most tomatoes offered are pink tomatoes. This was also the only shop I saw with large blocky bell peppers available.
A variety offered at a grocery; most tomatoes offered are pink tomatoes. This was also the only shop I saw with large blocky bell peppers available.
Lolly pop chinese cucumbers; ice cold and salty! Sold for 88 eurocent.
Lolly pop chinese cucumbers; ice cold and salty! Sold for 88 eurocent.
This is the typical Japanese pepper; a small pointy green blocky pepper. Sold in a bag of four for only 78 eurocent.
This is the typical Japanese pepper; a small pointy green blocky pepper. Sold in a bag of four for only 78 eurocent.
Large, pink beefsteak tomatoes; sold in a pack of two for € 1,67.
Large, pink beefsteak tomatoes; sold in a pack of two for € 1,67.
A big yellow 'Dutch Style' grown bell pepper; grown by Japanese grower Takafumi Matsuo.
A big yellow 'Dutch Style' grown bell pepper; grown by Japanese grower Takafumi Matsuo.
Peaches are present at almost every market / retailer; sold loose or in clam shells; here for €3,78 per 4.
Peaches are present at almost every market / retailer; sold loose or in clam shells; here for €3,78 per 4.
This is the typcial Japanese cucumber; a small and thin cuke that has spines on half the fruit.
This is the typcial Japanese cucumber; a small and thin cuke that has spines on half the fruit.
While the European growers try to get rid of their watery image; the Japanese market their products as natural water tomatoes; or are they grown hydroponically?
While the European growers try to get rid of their watery image; the Japanese market their products as natural water tomatoes; or are they grown hydroponically?
Hydroponic tomatoes; sold in a bag of seven for €1,75.
Hydroponic tomatoes; sold in a bag of seven for €1,75.
On the left hot long green peppers for 1 euro per bag and ond the right bags of small japanese bell peppers for 88 eurocent.
On the left hot long green peppers for 1 euro per bag and ond the right bags of small japanese bell peppers for 88 eurocent.
Japanese produce giant Kagome now also offers a selection of leafy greens.
Japanese produce giant Kagome now also offers a selection of leafy greens.
Cherry tomatoes from Kagome.
Cherry tomatoes from Kagome.
Loose Kagome tomatoes, excellent quality.
Loose Kagome tomatoes, excellent quality.
Large plum tomatoes from Kagome.
Large plum tomatoes from Kagome.
Grapes sold at €4,40 per vine.
Grapes sold at €4,40 per vine.
Single limes sold at €1,18 and Japanese greenhouse grown melons for € 4,25.
Single limes sold at €1,18 and Japanese greenhouse grown melons for € 4,25.
Berries, Cherries and Grapes; plenty to pick at a local Japanese grocer in Kyoto.
Berries, Cherries and Grapes; plenty to pick at a local Japanese grocer in Kyoto.
Seedless grapes sold at € 4,40 for two vines.
Seedless grapes sold at € 4,40 for two vines.
Japanese mango ; €2,20.
Japanese mango ; €2,20.
Cress on rockwool sold at only €0,48 per pack
Cress on rockwool sold at only €0,48 per pack
With Japanese GAP certification.
With Japanese GAP certification.
Many retailers offer these kind of micro greens which are used a lot in the finer Japanese kitchen.
Many retailers offer these kind of micro greens which are used a lot in the finer Japanese kitchen.
Quarter of a melon for €1,21.
Quarter of a melon for €1,21.
Leafy greens and culinary herbs.
Leafy greens and culinary herbs.
Finer varieties of onion and leek.
Finer varieties of onion and leek.
Half portion of sweet cabbage sold at 77 eurocents.
Half portion of sweet cabbage sold at 77 eurocents.
This is the Japanese Myoga Ginger; the flower buds are finely shredded and used in Japanese cuisine. A package with three flowers is sold for two Euro.
This is the Japanese Myoga Ginger; the flower buds are finely shredded and used in Japanese cuisine. A package with three flowers is sold for two Euro.
Regular ginger, sold at € 1,14.
Regular ginger, sold at € 1,14.
The Perilla; better known as Japanese basil; you will find this leaf a lot in sashimi dishes!
The Perilla; better known as Japanese basil; you will find this leaf a lot in sashimi dishes!
Zespri Gold Kiwis ; three for €2.99
Zespri Gold Kiwis ; three for €2.99
Bananas from Del Monte Asia: €1,39 for a truss of 4.
Bananas from Del Monte Asia: €1,39 for a truss of 4.
Domestic green kiwis ; sold in a pack of four for €2,46.
Domestic green kiwis ; sold in a pack of four for €2,46.
Three white onions in a net of three for €2,90.
Three white onions in a net of three for €2,90.
Carrots and sweet potatoes
Carrots and sweet potatoes
Japanese mushrooms.
Japanese mushrooms.
Avocados; sold for €1,75.
Avocados; sold for €1,75.
Four mandarins for €6,15!
Four mandarins for €6,15!
One apple a day will cost you €2,46!
One apple a day will cost you €2,46!
Six limes in luxury packaging for €4,23.
Six limes in luxury packaging for €4,23.
One premium peach for 3,43.
One premium peach for 3,43.
A piece of watermelon; € 4,22
A piece of watermelon; € 4,22
Look at the big watermelon on the right; sold for €29 euro!
Look at the big watermelon on the right; sold for €29 euro!
We found these yellow cherry tomatoes at the Tsukiji Fish Market; a half clamshell is sold at €3,78.
We found these yellow cherry tomatoes at the Tsukiji Fish Market; a half clamshell is sold at €3,78.
For € 6,88 you can be the owner of one of these mangoes.
For € 6,88 you can be the owner of one of these mangoes.
€ 1,59 for a bag of carrots.
€ 1,59 for a bag of carrots.

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