The planted acreage of wheat in Okhotsk is 23% of that in Hokkaido and its yield is about 33%. It is grown all over Okhotsk, but the places that have the largest planted acreage are Kitami city, Ozora town, and Shari town (according to the 2010 agricultural statistics by the Okhotsk General Promotion Bureau).
The wheat planted in fall is substantial, however the wheat planted in spring only amounts to 10%. In 2011, they changed the wheat planted in fall to Kita Honami. The main variety of wheat planted in spring is now Haru yo koi (Waiting for spring).

(Main productive areas in Okhotsk)Kitami city, Abashiri city, Kunneppu town, Tsubetsu town, Bihoro town, Ozora town, Shari town, Koshimizu town and Kiyosato town

(Time of shipment)April - December
(Kita Honami)

This is a semi?hard wheat?flour that became the leading wheat of Hokkaido after Hokushin, which used to be the standard. Kita Honami is as white and superfine as the wheat produced in foreign countries. Therefore, it is good for noodles and bread.

(Haru yo koi (Waiting for a spring))
This is the typical brand of Hokkaido bread and is good for Chinese noodles, which is expected to be a variety that takes over Haru Yutaka. It has a nice smell and a high rate of water absorption. It produces large and soft bread.
(Omugi (barleycorn))
Abashiri grows Nijo Omugi (also called Beer Wheat because it is used for brewing) in Okhotsk. Abashiri has a long history of growing barleycorn, which started in the early Showa era. Now, they have a contract with Sapporo Beer and grow it exclusively for them. About 65% of their contracts in Hokkaido are produced in Abashiri.

(Abashiri Beer)...Abashiri city
Abashiri Premium Beer

This beer uses the malt and hops of barleycorn produced in Abashiri.

Abashiri Beer
1-2 Nishi 4chome Minami 2jo
Abashiri city
TEL: 0152-41-0008
FAX: 0152-45-5101

The processed foods of wheat
(JA Shari cho)...Shari town
Namamen (raw noodle) Koharu
(Chinese noodles in soy sauce soup, fried noodles, tsukemen
(cold Chinese noodles accompanied by soup for dipping)) * Shari A (Agricultural) Co-op Shop price
Haru yo koi (grown in Shari) is used for three kinds of noodles. It has a nice smell,and the noodle is chewy and refreshing. You can experience its wheat taste and smell by using it raw. The extracts of vegetables from Shari are in the soup, which gives it a nice flavor.
JA Shari cho
1 36banchi Honmachi
Shari town
TEL: 0152-23-3151
FAX: 0152-23-6050
(JA Shari cho)...Shari town
Shiretoko Hikyo (Unexplored) Udon
250g / one bunch 145 yen ten bunches 1,450 yen
* Shari A (Agricultural) Coop Shop price
This Udon (thick Japanese wheat noodles) is made from the wheat in Shari. These noodles are firm. They are also dried and can be preserved for a long time. These noodles are a very popular gift.
JA Shari cho
1 36banchi Honmachi
Shari town
TEL: 0152-23-3151
FAX: 0152-23-6050
(Kiyosato Kanko (Sightseeing) Kyokai (Association))...Kiyosato town
Kaminoko Ike (God's child pond) Chinese noodles Three servings of noodles are included with the soup 850 yen
Kiyosato reimen (cold noodles) Two servings of noodles are included with the soup 500 yen
These Chinese noodles are made from the wheat from Kiyosato, Haru yo koi. They are grinded on a millstone, which was an industry first. The noodles are dried, so use hot water when preparing. Kiyosato reimen is made by mixing wheat and starch, which gives the noodles a smooth and firm texture.
Kiyosato Kanko (Sightseeing) Kyokai (Association)
12banchi Mizumoto machi
Koshimizu town
TEL: 0152-25-2628
FAX: 0152-25-3040

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