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【Seasonal】Shizuoka Crown Melon -【季節限定品】静岡産・極玉クラウンメロン(予約販売対応可)

What makes a Crown Melon so special?

Cultivated with expertise spanning multiple generations, the Crown Melon is truly a mark of excellence that embodies the century of history behind it. These melons have a distinct T-shaped stem, which come from the fact that each tree is only allowed to bear one fruit. By concentrating the entire tree’s nutrients and pouring it into a single melon, Shizuoka's artisanal growers have created a true gem. The result is an extraordinarily sweet and juicy melon that is second to none, earning it the name “The King of Fruits” in Japan. Finally, only the best among these carefully grown musk melons are selected for their quality and given the prestigious name of “Crown Melon.”

How to tell if your melon is ripe

After receiving your Crown Melon, please allow it to continue ripening by keeping it in a room temperature environment. Do not refrigerate.

Press anywhere just around the bottom part of the melon (see image). If this area feels slightly soft, it is the perfect time to eat the melon! To enjoy a deliciously cold melon, we recommend that you put it in the refrigerator 2-3 hours before you plan to eat it.

※ Because melons have a different schedule from seafood items and must be booked earlier in advance, you will receive an email with more details about upcoming delivery dates after checkout.

Size Approx. 1kg
Region Shizuoka prefecture
Storage Room temperature

クラウンメロンとは?

 マスクメロンのシンボルとされているT字形のつる。これは1本の木に1つの果実だけを実らせたことの証明です。1個の果実に1本の木の全栄養を注ぎ込んではじめて、果物の王様といわれるマスクメロンの、そのなかでも最高の名を冠せられているクラウンメロンが誕生します。そしてまた、その一つひとつの珠玉の実には、長い伝統によって培われたプロフエッショナルたちの卓越した栽培ノウハウも注ぎ込まれています。

クラウンメロンの食べ頃は?

 到着後は冷蔵庫には入れずに常温で保管して下さい。ちょうど良い熟れ具合を見分けるポイントは、メロンの下部(お尻の部分)を軽く指で押してみてほんの少し柔らかく感じる頃が一番の食べ頃です。

※ メロンは収穫してから熟れ始めます。保管状態や気温、あるいは個々のメロンによって多少の差があります。
※ お召し上がりの2〜3時間前に冷蔵庫で冷やしていただくと一層美味しくいただけます。
※ チェックアウト後、着日のご案内をメールにてご連絡させて頂きます。 

サイズ 1kg前後
産地 日本静岡県
輸送保管 常温

All fresh/live seafoods arrive by air once per week. Before placing your order, please refer to this page for the latest information on the next available delivery/pickup dates, weekly order cut-off times, and other important information.

If you have any special requests or questions, please contact us

How do you guarantee the freshness of my seafood? (Hint: it's much more than just using the fastest air shipping)

Takuya has extensive experience working in the seafood industry, consistently handling high-end fish when he worked as an auctioneer at Tsukiji Market (now known as Toyosu Market) for over 10 years. From logistical solutions like oxygen-regulated water tanks to traditional Japanese techniques such as ikejime, Takuya will draw on his expertise to deliver you the highest level of freshness and quality. To learn more about how fresh seafood reaches your doorsteps, click here for an interesting read.

To share his love of seafood with you, Takuya hand-picks a fresh selection of the highest quality fish every week, and he hopes that you will enjoy them as much as he does. However, he also know that some expert foodies will want to explore and try even more seafoods!

Toyosu Market is full of Japan's rich culinary wonders (not just seafood, but also fruits and produce), and Takuya-san will be able to source any item that you are looking for on the auction floor. He has a lot of knowledge about the best season ('shun') for each species, fishing locations/towns, and varieties, so he would love to talk with you and share his passion for seafood. Just send him an email or use the contact form!

For example, if you are looking for the highest grade of uni that is exclusively found at Tokyo's top restaurants (these can go from $600-1000 per box), Takuya will get these for you at the auction. Or if you are looking for live kegani, he can arrange for them to be shipped from Hokkaido the moment they are pulled out of the water. If you are confident in your knife skills and have a lot of stomachs to fill, you could even try making sushi with a 3kg block of bluefin tuna.

If you're curious about how the whole process works, click here to learn more about the role of Toyosu Market (which acts as a central exchange location for seafood distribution in Japan) and how seafood reaches your door.

See below for examples and ideas of Japanese culinary wonders that you could try at home.

Why we launched Tsukiji Selections

After moving to Canada, I realized that there were many people who wanted to eat authentic Japanese fish, but did not have the chance to try them. Through Tsukiji Selections, I wanted to share delicious fish with as many people as possible, because people feel HAPPY when they discover delicious foods!

However, as much as tasty fish can make people happy, it can also be a huge burden on the environment. If we continue to capture a limited number of marine fish, the ecosystem will gradually collapse, making it impossible to return to its original balance. A huge part of my mission when starting Tsukiji Fish Market is to promote sustainable seafood. I want everyone to know that there are so many more types of fish out there, beyond the ones that people are already familiar with in BC. Adding these new fish to your diet not only makes a tasty addition to your family dinner table, but also diversifies our consumption patterns. If we are able to explore and enjoy an even larger variety of fish, we can reduce our strain on overfished populations.

With sustainability in mind, I am committed to introducing a variety of high quality fish which are hard to find in Canada, so that more people become aware of the thousands of seafood species that they are missing out on.

築地セレクションズ

築地セレクションズとは、築地セリ人であった疋田が日本人向けに開始した水産物販売サービスでした。その後、口コミで好評を得て、多くの方にその広がりを増しています。築地セレクションズは下記のような気持ちでスタートしました。

美味しい日本食を食べようとすると、なかなか本物 “Hon-mono” に出会う事ができない。バンクーバーでも、食卓で日本の味を気軽に愉しんでもらいたい、家族・友人で美味しさを共有してほしい、そんな想いが届けばとても嬉しいです。

築地セレクションズは、本物 “Hon-mono” を取り入れられるようなライフスタイルに貢献したいという想いから、魚のエキスパートである築地セリ人の疋田が始めました。また、食育の基本は家庭です。セレクションズを通して、食卓から次世代への架け橋をお手伝いし、魚を食べる楽しみを未来に繋いでいきたいです。