Originally, yuzu trees grew upstream of the Yangtze River in China and were first planted in Japan 1,300 years ago. Today, Japan is the largest producer and consumer of yuzu. The country’s geography and great temperature differences have made Japanese yuzu the most aromatic of all.
Japan’s mountainous regions, where rainfall is abundant and sunshine limited, are ideal for growing yuzu. It is not widely farmed because of its yield, the most unpredictable of all citrus. Its rarity increases its value and it remains highly sought-after for its fragrance and flavour, both powerful. This precious citrus with its intense and fruity character has a fabulous fragrance.