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  Kana-Ck17 (-Ck17)
Old Name: KANA-Ck17
History: Ken Prefecture area Chinese seedling selection (中国安徽省祁門県実生選抜) (rough translation)
  Kana-Ck23 (-Ck23)
Old Name: KANA-Ck23
History: Ken Prefecture area Chinese seedling selection (中国安徽省祁門県実生選抜) (rough translation)
  Kana-Cp13 (-Cp13)
Old Name: KANA-Cp13
History: Ken Prefecture area selection of calm water Chinese seedlings  (中国浙江省紹興県平水実生選抜) (rough translation)
  Kana-Okayama-4 (岡山4)
Old Name: KANA-岡山4
History: Okayama conventional selection (岡山在来選抜)
  Kanayamidori (かなやみどり)
Name meaning: Kanaya green tea
Old Name: NN13
Used for: sencha (high quality)
Percent grown: 1%
Genotype: Pl1pl1pl1pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Registered: 1970, #30
Hybrid of: S-6
and
Yabukita (やぶきた)
Features:
  • Unique aroma, high yield, not tolerant to bad soil conditions
  • Can be harvested 4 days later than Yabukita (やぶきた)
  • Use has been encouraged by tea research centers
  • Leaves are slightly smaller than those of Yabukita, but yield is greater
  • Strong cold resistance
Photo 1: kanayamidori
Photo 2:  kanaya-midori
  Kanaya No. 1
(Kanaya-1gou,
金谷1)
Old Name: NN43
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Z-1
and
S-6
  Kanaya No. 2
(Kanaya-2gou,
金谷2)
Old Name: NN49
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yutakamidori (ゆたかみどり)
and
NN8 (Tamamidori (たまみどり) and S-6)
  Kanaya No. 5
(Kanaya-5gou,
金谷5)
Old Name: NN51
Genotype: pl1pl1pl2pl2      (susceptible to gray blight)
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
S-24
  Kanaya No. 7
(Kanaya-7gou,
金谷7)
Old Name: NN60
Genotype: Pl1pl1pl1pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Z-1
and
Sayamamidori (さやまみどり)
  Kanaya No. 8
(Kanaya-8gou,
金谷8)
Old Name: NN63
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: NN12
and
Z-1
  Kanaya No. 9
(Kanaya-9gou,
金谷9)
Old Name: AN13
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: AN3
and
Sizu-7049 (静7094)
  Kanaya No. 10
(Kanaya-10gou,
金谷10)
Old Name: AN12
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: AN3
and
Sizu-7049 (静7094)
  Kanaya No. 11
(Kanaya-11gou,
金谷11)
Old Name: NN66
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
Z-1
  Kanaya No. 13
(Kanaya-13gou,
金谷13)
Old Name: AN21
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: AN3
and
Kanayamidori (かなやみどり)
  Kanaya No. 14
(Kanaya-14gou,
金谷14)
Old Name: NN91
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Kanayamidori (かなやみどり)
and
NN27
  Kanaya No. 15
(Kanaya-15gou,
金谷15)
Old Name: NN99
Genotype: Pl1pl1Pl2Pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yutakamidori (ゆたかみどり)
and
Kurasawa (くらさわ)
  Kanaya No. 16
(Kanaya-16gou,
金谷16)
Old Name: F1-106
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Kanayamidori (かなやみどり)
and
AN5
  Kanaya No. 17
(Kanaya-17gou,
金谷17)
Old Name: F1-139
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Houryoku (ほうりょく)
and
Yabukita (やぶきた)
  Kanaya No. 18
(Kanaya-18gou,
金谷18)
Old Name: F1-147
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Surugawase (するがわせ)
and
Asatsuyu (あさつゆ)
  Kanaya No. 19
(Kanaya-19gou,
金谷19)
Old Name: F1-151
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
Asatsuyu (あさつゆ)
  Kanaya No. 20
(Kanaya-20gou,
金谷20)
Old Name: 系23-174
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
Kyomidori (きょうみどり)
  Kanaya No. 21
(Kanaya-21gou,
金谷21)
Old Name: 系26-218
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
Sizu-Inzatu-131 (静-印雑131)
  Kanaya No. 22
(Kanaya-22gou,
金谷22)
Old Name: 系26-219
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
Sizu-Inzatu-131 (静-印雑131)
  Kanaya No. 23
(Kanaya-23gou,
金谷23)
Old Name: 91-S2
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Sayamakaori (さやまかおり)
and
Z-1
  Kanaya No. 24
(Kanaya-24gou,
金谷24)
Old Name: 91-S3
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Z-1
and
Yabukita (やぶきた)
  Kanaya No. 25
(Kanaya-25gou,
金谷25)
Old Name: 91-S7
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Hybrid of: Okumidori (おくみどり)
and
NN69 (Z-1 and 静7132)
  Karabeni (からべに)
Old Name: 静5031
Genotype: Pl1Pl1      (resistant to gray blight)
Registered: 1955
History: Selection of Chinese style seedlings (中国湖北省実生選抜)
  Komakage (こまかげ)
Old Name: 平野55号
Genotype: Pl1pl1Pl2Pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Registered: 1954
History: Ujishu seedling selection (宇治種実生選抜)
  Kôshun or Koushun (摘要)
Used for: sencha, black tea
Liquid: very characteristic fragrance, sometimes floral, sometimes fruity
Flavor: cup quality excellent, aroma strong and rich, a superior green tea
Registered: 1975
Hybrid of: Clonal cultivar, selected from seedlings derived from the cross of Kurasawa and Kanayamidori (かなやみどり)
Features:
  • Medium budding
  • Plant shape is a spread
  • Fairly vigorous growth
  • Flush leaves are long, elliptical, and dark green
  • Roots easily and has good growth soon after
  • More resistant to cold damage in Winter and tea anthracrose than Yabukita
  • Suitable for cultivation in areas wanting a good brand tea
Photo:  koushun
  Koyanishi (こやにし)
Old Name: 小屋西
Used for: sencha
Genotype: Pl1pl1Pl2pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Registered: 1953, #8
History: Ujishu selection (宇治種選抜)
Developed: Sugiyama Hikosaburo Registered by Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県)
  Kurasawa (くらさわ)
Old Name: 静7111
Genotype: pl1pl1Pl2pl2      (moderately resistant to gray blight)
Registered: 1967
History: Yabukita seedling selection (やぶきた実生選抜)
  Kuritawase (くりたわせ)
Old Name: 栗田早生
Genotype: Pl1Pl1      (resistant to gray blight)
Registered: 1966
History: Shizouka conventional selection (静岡在来選抜)
  Kyoumidori or Kyomidori (きょうみどり)
Old Name: 京研172号
Used for: gyokuro/tencha
Prefecture: Kyoto (京都府)
Registered: 1954, #19
History: Kyoto conventional selection (京都在来選抜)

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