Over 80% of the watermelon grown in Aomori come from the Japan Sea side, mainly from the Byobuzan sandhills extending from Ajigasawa to Tsugaru city. Mostly shipped within the prefecture, the peak market season is August.
The watermelon produced in Byobuzan sandhills has a reputation for being particularly juicy and sweet. This is thanks to the unique terrain, which is characterized by a great temperature disparity between day and night and having soil with good drainage.
While chilling the fruit prior to eating gives it a boost in sweetness, refrigeration should be limited.

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