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Looking for fresh Yuzu (fruit, not juice)

carln Jul 3, 2007 11:01 AM

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. liu RE: carln Jul 3, 2007 12:58 PM

    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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      eatdrinknbmerry RE: liu Jul 3, 2007 01:11 PM

      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.

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        carln RE: eatdrinknbmerry Jul 3, 2007 02:18 PM

        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.

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          eatdrinknbmerry RE: carln Jul 3, 2007 02:53 PM

          trees range from $40-70.

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            liu RE: eatdrinknbmerry Jul 3, 2007 04:35 PM

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

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              halibutking RE: liu Jul 4, 2007 10:36 PM

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

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                carln RE: halibutking Jul 5, 2007 12:04 PM

                thank you.

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