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Amaito – A New Sweet and Seedless Grape From Itoshima

Amaito, a new brand of grape grown in Itoshima recently debuted at JA Itoshima Farmers Market, Ito Sai-Sai. The seedless grape is a hybrid of two types of muscat and kyoho grapes and is sweeter than the conventional kyoho grapes. A group of researchers at Kyushu University developed the grape by 2011 and farmers in Itoshima succeeded in harvesting the fruit after spending three and a half years. Amaito will be available until around the end of September this year. Source: Itoshima Newspaper, 9/12/2019

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Published: Sep 26, 2019 / Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019