I believe they’re grown in a greenhouse in shizuoka so they’re always in season.
they’re $120 at marukai the last time I checked. watching how they’re grown (given daily meni-pedis and enrolled in private school) it’s unlikely there will be a dud. maybe we can start an ftc crown melon pool.
Holy shit that is insane who wants to ftc split lol?
What’s the green stuff on the matsutake?
The issue with the ones at the market is you don’t know how long they’ve been there for. Suboptimal over ripeness since most of these are picked at peak ripeness.
Most chefs that work with them tell me that if they don’t get them within a couple days of them getting in from the importer, quality drops quickly
That’s great to know before I go wasting money on one of these things. I need to go contact ussakayu lol
isn’t there a date printed on the tag?
I don’t remember seeing it when I grabbed it. But maybe I just missed it?
it’s in japanese so easy to miss. the date should be on a tag attached to the outside of the box and also in the “manual.”
O meshi agari wa 6 gatsu 27-nichi 〜 28 nichi goro
Serve around June 27th to 28th
I see these melons pop up at HEY DEN in Arcadia.
Been meaning to check it out.
1304 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007