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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1954

Cultivar Type:For Tea

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia sinensis 'Ogura-midori'

Chinese Name:小仓绿

Japanese Name:小倉緑 おぐらみどり



» English Description

Ogura-midori. (C. sinensis). Registered in 1954. Selected from original Japanese tea in Kyoto. Use for Gyokuro, powdered green tea. 

[Agriculture registration] None

[Product registration] None

[Characteristics] Hand-picked green tea varieties selected from Uji native varieties.

[Developer] Uji City • Masajiro Koyama, Kyoto Prefectural Tea Research Institute

[History] In the early Showa era, it was selected by Masajiro Koyama from Uji traditional tea garden owned by him, and was registered in 1954 after undergoing a candidate raw tree performance comparison test (strain comparison test) at the Kyoto Prefectural Tea Research Institute. It was The name comes from the place name "Kokura" of the selected place. The old strain name is "Koyama No. 78".

[Earlyness] A mesozoic species with a plucking period that is 3 days later than that of'Yabukita'.

[Morphological characteristics] Tree shape is intermediate to open type, tree vigor is slightly weak,

The stock tension is moderate. The new leaves are oval, size, thickness and luster are medium, green and slightly soft. The leaves are elliptical, slightly small, medium in thickness, green, slightly glossy and slightly wrinkled on the leaf surface, medium in leaf edge wave, slightly inwardly folded, and slightly inverted. The internode length of the shoots is a little short and the angle of landing is a little large.

[Cutting rooting] Inferior to'Yabukita'.

[Large tree tailoring method] The growth of branches is inferior to that of other naturally cultivated undercover tea varieties, so try to tailor the tree large.

[Goodness of initial growth] Medium.

[Yield] Medium • Inferior to “Ujihikari” due to “Yabukita”, “Sumidori”, “Asahi”

[Quality] Excellent as a tea.

[Cold resistance] Slightly strong against red-dyed cold damage.

[Disease resistance] Medium against anthrax

[Suitable for cultivation] Suitable for the flat, hand-picked undercover tea cultivation area in Kyoto Prefecture, which is a selection and cultivation area.

[Processing characteristics] Excellent quality as gyokuro.

» Japanese Description

小倉緑 (Ogura-midori ) おぐらみどり。玉露碾茶用1954年育成品種未登録京都在来種。



















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