1987 Volume 1987 Issue 66 Pages 1-13
“Fukumidori” is a new clonal cultivar suitable for green tea.
It was bred at Saitama Prefectural Tea Experiment Station, and was registered in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as a superior cultivar, “Cha Norin No.36”, in June 1986. “Fukumidori” was selected from the hybrids between “Yabukita” and “23F1-107” (“Sayamamidori” × “Yabukita”).
Its pedigree is illustrated as follows.
Its vegetative propagation is very easy because of its good rooting ability. And it shows vigorous growth and consistently high yielding from a young plant.
As to the cold hardiness in winter, it is very hardy and more resistant than “Yabukita” (the leading cultivar in Japan).
Its bud opening time is medium and the plucking time of it is about one day later than that of “Yabukita”.
Its cup quality of the cultivar is very excellent, particularly in color of liquor and taste of the first crop.
Therefore, “Fukumidori” is adapted to the northern areas of green tea production in Japan, such as Saitama and Ibaragi prefectures.