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|Hybrid parentage||'Nourin No.1' × 'Nourin No.22'|
Koshihikari was first created in 1956, by combining 2 different strains of Nourin No.1 and Nourin No.22 at the Fukui Prefectural Agricultural Research Facility. It has become very popular now in Japan, in part due to its good appearance. It is one of the most highly grown varieties of rice in the country, and its taste is said to differ per region. Some people think very highly of the Koshihikari harvested in Uonuma area of Niigata Prefecture which is typically the most expensive rice in all of Japan.
Uonuma separated into 3 areas, which are North, Middle and South. Among them, South Uonuma area, “MinamiUonuma city”, is specially the greatest Koshihikari of all.
- Highly susceptible to blast disease
- Its stem collapses easily when mature