Apples
The optimal production conditions for Fuji apples are climates with four distinct seasons and more than 40°C difference between summer and winter. The top regional locations are the Gyeongsangbuk-do area of Daegu, Andong, Cheongsong, the Chungcheong-do area of Yesan and Eumseong, all of which have more than 10°C of temperature difference between day and night.
   
After the light pink flowers blossom in early May, damage from pests and fertilizer can be prevented by wrapping a double-layered paper wrap (apples wrapped in paper), but in some cases the apples are not wrapped (non-wrapped apples).

After ripping off the paper wrap in late September to expose the apples to the fall sunshine, the apples turn a reddish color with a light yellow tint.

The harvest begins in late October and the sizes range from 200~400GR, with the apples tasting sweet, delectably juicy, and crisp with an acidic bite. Even though there may be some variation, these apples generally range from 14~18% on a sweetness scale.

In addition to heavy domestic consumption, many orders are also shipped to Southeast Asia and Europe, the majority of which are 10kg packages.
There are 25~45 apples per 10kg package, and it is also possible to order 5kg packages with 10~15 apples in each.
1,500 cartons (based on 10kg packages), can be shipped in a single 40’ container, and during the shipping, a storage temperature of 0~1°C is maintained.
When eaten after being stored at 3~4°C, the taste and scent of the apples can be fully savored.


Not only are they well suitable for desserts and snacks, but also for making juice, and since they contain high amounts of vitamin C, it has a strong reputation for beautifying skin and a good component of a healthy diet. The apples can be shipped beginning from the harvest in November until the following May.
 
Chestnuts
Chestnut trees are fruit-producing deciduous members of the Fagaceae family with a height ranging from 10~15m and a diameter of 30~40cm possessing long, oval-shaped leaves come to a sharp point and are widely spaced on the branches. In June, chestnuts bear yellowish-white flowers with the male flowers appearing on long twigs with a cluster of 2 or 3 female flowers near the base. The fruit is a type of nut and, when it ripens in September and October, 2 or 3 nuts can be found in each husk.
   
In particular, even though there are original Korean chestnuts, the hybrid species introduced from Japan is well-suited to Korea’s distinct four seasons and annual precipitation (1,100~1,300mm), making them globally famous.

Even though they are produced in each locality (Gongju of Chungnam, Hadong, Jinju, Sancheong of Gyeongnam) from the beginning of September to the end of October, the export products (raw chestnuts, peeled chestnuts) only use the nuts harvested during the optimal period of September and early October.

All the exported chestnuts are washed and soaked in icy water and stored at low temperatures (0~1°C), and then the raw ones are sorted and packed in boxes and PVC furniture with 800 boxes of 20kg packages being shipped in each 40’ container (1,600kg total).

After the outside skins are removed for the peeled chestnuts, the insides of the chestnuts are cut according to the original chestnut contours and then sorted by size (M1:31mm and up, M2:28-31mm, S:25-28mm, and SS: less than 25mm). They are then shipped in 40’ containers which each hold 1,600 cans of 20L packages (12.5kg/tin can).

Raw chestnuts are not only consumed domestically, but are also exported to the U.S. (including Hawaii) and 15,000 tons of the peeled chestnuts are exported annually to Japan for desserts, drinking snacks, salads, and bread, particularly the peeled chestnuts made into marrons glaces have an excellent flavor and scent, and are the most favored product in Japan.
 
Shingo Pear
The four distinctive seasons are the optimal conditions for producing Korean pears, which are a high quality fruit that can only be produced in select areas of Korea such as Seonghwan, Anseong, Naju, and Ulsan.
After their white flowers blossom towards the end of April, two layers of paper wrapping prevents pests and fertilizer damage and preserves hygienic conditions.
   
After passing through the summer temperatures of 25~30°C, the pear harvest begins in late September when the pears have a crisp light yellowish-brown skins and juicy insides, and normally rate from 12~16% on a sweetness scale, accounting for some variation for individual pears.

The typical size ranges from 330~580g, although some weigh in even above 760g. 25~55 pears are shipped in a 15kg package, and when necessary, 5kg packages (8~15 pears) and 10kg packages (16~30 pears) may also be shipped.

In addition to large amounts of domestic consumption, the pears are exported mainly to the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Europe. They are shipped in 40’ containers holding 1,150 cartons (15kg packages), while the shipping storage temperature is regulated at 1~2°C, and is recommended to be eaten for snack, dessert, or as part of a healthy diet after storing at a temperature of 3~4°C. The pears are particularly famous as a snack to accompany drinking due to their ability to lower blood alcohol levels.

There are two main exported types of Korean pears, Shingo pears and Mansamgil pears. Since the harvest period for Mansamgil pears is more than one month later than Shingo pears, they are ripened in 8~10°C weather and have a slightly more sour flavor than Shingo pears. Both varieties are normally shipped from November until the following June.
 
Sweet Persimmon
Because sweet persimmons are less hardy in cold weather than astringent persimmons, they are mainly grown for economical harvests in the warm southern regions of Pohang, Gyeongju, Milyang, and Hadong in Gyeongnam area, as well as Gwangyang, Jangheung, Gangjin, Jangseong, Goheung, Haenam, Yeongam, Gwangju, and Bia in Jeonnam area.
   
The areas with an annual mean temperature of 11~15℃, a daily mean temperature over 10℃, and 215~240 sunny days per year, and the areas with mean September temperatures of 22~23℃, and mean October temperatures over 15℃ are the main regions for production of sweet persimmons.

Sweet persimmons are a unique Korean fruit that both men and women, old and young have enjoyed since ancient times.

Sweet persimmons contain more abundant nutrients than any other fruit, possessing a particularly high sugar content of 14% with natural grape sugar, sucrose and 8 times more vitamin C than apples (30mg~59mg).

Since the recommended daily amount of vitamin C for adults is 55mg, this quota can be met by eating only two sweet persimmons. As for the high content of vitamin A (around 450 IU per 100g), the carotene in the pigment is transferred to vitamin A in our bodies. Some of the many medicinal benefits are derived from the persimmon leaves which contain a higher percentage of vitamin A than any other plants.

Varieties according to Harvest Season are as follows

Early-maturing varieties : Dae-an Dan-gam, Nishimurawase, Izu, Gubo, Jeoksi, Hana Fuyu, Sudo, Gara, Mikatani-gosho, Akagaki
Intermediate-maturing varieties : Tenjin-gosho, Maekawa-Jiro, Zenjimaru
Late-maturing varieties : Fuyu, Jiro, Gosho, Mikkado, Shogatsu, Haze-gosho, Suruga, Hana-gosho