The Kyoto Farmstead of the Experimental Farm, a Kyoto University facility located in Kitashirakawa, Kyoto, was established in 1924, around the same time as the university’s Faculty of Agriculture. The Kyoto Farmstead is used exclusively for research, in contrast to the university’s other experimental farm, located in Takatsuki, Osaka, which is used also for student education in farm practice. Orchards at the Kyoto Farmstead are managed by the Laboratory of Pomology, and comprise a variety of fruit and nut trees, including persimmon (Diospyros kaki), Japanese apricot (Prunus mume), and peach (P. persica). Notably, a collection of over 170 persimmon accessions and cultivars has brought the Kyoto Farmstead repute as one of the most valuable persimmon germplasm stations in the world.
- Hisayo Yamane, PhD
- Senior Lecturer, Laboratory of Pomology, Graduate School of Agriculture