The mikan (satsuma) of Ehime are a perfect balance of sweet and sour. Their full flavor is a result of the perfect natural growing conditions of sunshine, sea breezes, and mild temperatures. Approximately 40 varieties of citrus fruits, including mikan, are grown in Ehime – more than anywhere else in Japan! Ehime also leads the nation in production volume of citrus fruits. As the picking season varies, several varieties of mikan are available throughout the year. Don’t miss trying the wide range of products made with mikan, such as fresh juices, ice cream, jelly and more.