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Jul 3, 2007 11:01 AM

Looking for fresh Yuzu (fruit, not juice)

Any idea where i can get some? I live in LA but am happy to buy online if anyone knows of a site.

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  1. I am always on the look-out for yuzu, but I have rarely seen it in the Asian markets. Sooo, my suggestion is to go to San Gabriel Nursery -- a wonderful field trip! -- and buy a yuzu tree! You might not get fruit the first year -- although there might be a few on your new tree -- but it's an investment! Be aware that the yuzu tree thorns are like spikes, so I would plant it well away from children and pets!

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    1. re: liu

      had the same issue about a year ago. i've never seen yuzu at markets. so i did what most people do (as Liu has written above), i went to the SG Nursery and bought my own tree haha. it's still budding and i have about 18 fruits on it. only had 7 when i first got it. just a note, it's better to just buy fresh yuzu juice... you seriously need a crate of yuzu to fill a decent sized bottle.

      1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

        im actually more interested in the zest than the juice, hence i need the fresh fruit. I think the tree idea is a good one, so i will be off to the nursery this weekend.

          1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

            I believe we paid close to $40, and in the year it has grown about a foot.

            1. re: liu

              I buy both the fruit and the juice at IMP (international marine products) downtown. They always have the juice and the fruit is seasonal