There are fruit farms in the Okhotsk region that grow strawberries,
cherries, plums, apples, pears and grapes.
The Ishikawa Fruit Farm was established in Kitami in the sixth
year of Taisho (1994) and began growing fruit a few years
later. This farm grows cherries, the main variety being Nanyo
(South Sun). This cherry is quite large and has consistent
color, texture and sweetness. Today, most farms use artificial
pollination. However, Ishikawa Fruit Farm cultivates their
products using natural pollination.
At Ginga no Sato (Home of the Galaxy) Berry Farm, they increased
the blackberries that naturally grew around their farm. Today,
they grow 300 blackberries, 470 black currants, 170 Blue?berried
honeysuckles and 72 gooseberry black currants. The fruits
that are harvested are processed into foods, like jam.