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  NA113
See: Satsumabeni (さつまべに)
  Nagasaki-No.2
Genotype: pl1pl1Pl2Pl2      (moderately resistant to gray blight)
  Nagomiyutaka (なごみゆたか)
Used for: kamairicha/sencha
Registered: 2012
  Nanmei (なんめい)
Used for: sencha
Registered: 2012
  Natsumidori or Natumidori (なつみどり)
Old Name: 国茶S41号
Used for: sencha
Genotype: pl1pl1pl2pl2      (susceptible to gray blight)
Registered: 1954
Hybrid of: Shizouka conventional selection (静岡在来選抜)
Varietal: sinensis
Cultivar Type: Japanese
Oxidation: Good Ability
  Nka-03
Genotype: Pl1pl1Pl2pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
  Nka-05
Features: Chinese cultivar – no further info found.
  Nka-O-278
Genotype: pl1pl1Pl2pl2      (moderately resistant to gray blight)
  NN8
Old Name: NN8
Hybrid of:

Tamamidori (たまみどり)
and
S-6

  NN12
Old Name: NN12
Hybrid of:

S-6
and
Yabukita (やぶきた)

  NN27
Old Name: NN27
Genotype: Pl1pl1pl1pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Hybrid of:

Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
静在-16

  NN69
Old Name: NN69
Hybrid of: Z-1×静7132
  Oguramidori (おぐらみどり)
Old Name: 小山78号
Registered: 1954
History: Kyoto conventional selection (京都在来選抜)
  Ohba-oolong
Features: Mentioned in a study. No further information found.
  Okuhikari (おくひかり)
Old Name: 静58-1
Genotype: Pl1pl1Pl2Pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Prefecture: Shizuoka (静岡県)
Registered: 1985
Hybrid of:

Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
Shizuoka-静Cy225  (中国羊楼洞導入種)

Developed: 1964 at the Shizuoka Tea Experiment Station.
Features:
  • Cultivated mainly in the mountainous regions since 1987
  • Harvested 5–6 days later than Yabukita, good to grow in combination with Yabukita, vigorous and upright branching
  • Mature leaves are oval, long, dark green, and brilliant
  • Yield similar to Yabukita; resistant to anthracnose, blister blight, and gray blight; susceptible to bacterial shoot blight (Pseudomonas syringae p v.theae)
  • Pruning it increases number of buds developed
  Okumidori (tea cultivar #32) (おくみどり)
Old system name F1NN29
Used for: sencha, tencha, gyokuro, matcha
Percent grown: 3%
Genotype: Pl1pl1pl1pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Prefectures:
  • Shizuoka (静岡県) – 181 acres currently under cultivation
  • Kyoto (京都府) – started growing in 1999 to extend harvesting season
  • Mie (三重県) – started growing in 1999 to extend harvesting season
  • Miyazaki (宮崎県) – started growing in 1999 to extend harvesting season
  • Kagoshima (鹿児島県) – started growing in 1999 to extend harvesting season
  • Fuji-City (富士市) – started growing this variety in 2000
  • Aichi (愛知県) – used to make tencha
  • Fukuka (福岡県) – used to make gyokuro
Liquid: As a sencha, color is pure green.
Flavor: similar to Yabukita (やぶきた)

When made into sencha, has a mellow taste, low astringency and the refreshing fragrance.

Registered: 1974, #32
Hybrid of:

F1 hybrid of Yabukita (やぶきた)
and
Shizuoka native variety No. 16 (静在16)

Developed: By National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science in Kanaya
Features:
  • High quality, late budding and harvesting, average disease resistance
  • Vigorous growth, a spreading growth habit, and slightly susceptible to anthracnose
  • High yielding, harvested 8 days later than ‘Yabukita’
  • Grown by many areas in part to spread out harvest times
  • Leaves have elliptical shape similar to Yabukita, but a bit smaller
  • Can resist frost that happens at the beginning of Spring
  • Often criticized as too similar to the Yabukita cultivar (they are often blended)
  • When made into aracha, the stems are too white, spoiling the appearance
Photo 1:  oku-midori2
Photo 2:  oku-midori
  Okumusashi or Okumusasi (おくむさし)
Old Name: 埼22-131
Used for: sencha
Genotype: pl1pl1pl2pl2      (susceptible to gray blight)
Prefecture: Saitama (埼玉県)
Registered: 1962, #26
Hybrid of:

Sayamamidori (さやまみどり)
and
Yamatomidori (やまとみどり)

Varietal: sinensis
Cultivar Type: Japanese
Oxidation: Good Ability
  Okuyutaka (おくゆたか)
Old Name: 金谷3号
Used for: sencha
Genotype: pl1pl1pl2pl2      (susceptible to gray blight)
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Registered: 1983, #34
Hybrid of:

seedlings of Yutakamidori (ゆたかみどり)
and
NN8 (Tamamidori (たまみどり) and S-6)

Photo:  oku-yutaka
  Ooiwase or Ohiwase (おおいわせ)
Old Name: 静60-2
Genotype: Pl1pl1pl1pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Registered: 1976
Hybrid of:

Yaeho (やえほ)
and
Yabukita (やぶきた)

Photo:  ooiwase
  Rokurou (ろくろう)
Old Name: 六郎
Used for: sencha
Genotype: Pl1pl1Pl2pl2      (resistant to gray blight)
Registered: 1953, #9
Hybrid of: 在来選抜
Features: Sugiyama Hikosaburo Registered by Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県)
  Ryofu or Ryoufuu (りょふ)
Used for: sencha
Prefecture: Kanaya (金谷町) in Shizouka (静岡県)
Registered: 1997, #45
Hybrid of:

Houryoku (ほうりょく)
and
Yabukita (やぶきた)

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