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Nov 2, 2006 04:46 PM

Satsuma Tangerines: any sightings yet?

Hello.. The satsumas are perfect fruit: rind/skins so loose, you can practically peel them with one hand; super sweet and juicy; small and pretty; no pits; and if you retain their green-leaf stems, they have powers of good luck! When in season, I can easily eat a dozen of them in one sitting, and do so 7 days a week. I reside in Los Angeles and have not yet spotted any, but would be interested to know if they've cropped up anywhere yet. Thank you in advance...

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  1. Hamada had them at the Ferry Plaza farmer's market in San Francisco last Saturday. They are the early ones. They grow in Kingsburg so you should see them soon.

    1. I spotted a small pile of them at one stand in the Santa Monica Farmers Mkt yesterday, but they were mostly green!

      1. A big load of large and fine-looking satsuma mandarins was available yesterday at Marina Supermarket on Chestnut Street in San Francisco.

        1. I got some for my Halloween brunch this past week at thes supermarket (I decorated them like mini pumpkins! :))


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          1. re: Dommy

            Remember which supermarket, Dommy? Thanks...

            1. re: silence9

              Albertsons in the Marina! :)


          2. They've been at the Studio City Farmers' Market for two weeks. They're still not QUITE ripe. I can't wait until the Paige tangerines come in -- those are tiny and PERFECT.

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            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              OK, that's good news. Can you please direct me to the Studio City Farmer's Market (nearest cross-streets) and the day upon which it is held? Many thanks...

              1. re: silence9

                Sundays from 0800 to 1300, Ventura Pl. between Ventura Blvd. and Laurel Canyon Blvd. (behind the WaMu, across Laurel Cyn from Vons).