You can see this fruit that looks like a tangerine, in any supermarket in Japan at this season. “Dekopon”, as this fruit is known as, is a citrus fruit, originally Made In Japan through cross-breeding. Cool right?
Maybe the photo which I had taken can’t tell much (try googling “dekopon” if not) , it has a very obvious “ugly” bump on the top.
My first brush with dekopon has been a very idiot one (^~^;)
Imagine! I mixed it up with missile name, “tepodon”! That’s the problem with Japanese language for foreigners. I still think they sound alike after all…
In contrary to its rough appearance, dekopon is actually almost seedless and awesomely sweet and juicy d(^o^)b
The success of cross-breeding doesn’t occur overnight.
I hope that the world can have a taste of the delicious dekopon created through the hands of Japanese people.