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Yuzu Fruit: Where to buy in SF?

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sega10028 Feb 6, 2009 02:11 PM

I believe fresh yuzu is in season now, and I'd like to find some to experiment with. Has anyone seen yuzu in any markets in the SF Bay Area lately? (the closer to SF the better) I have heard it's hard to find.

Tips on where to buy bottled yuzu juice would be appreciated as well.

Thanks!

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  1. K K RE: sega10028 Feb 6, 2009 02:28 PM

    You can almost always find small sized bottles of yuzu juice at any Nijiya supermarket (one in SF Japan town) and you may find it at nearby Uoki or Super Mira as well. The kind I got is made in Kochi prefecture (where they are grown), and the bottle tip design is like Tobasco, designed to give you drops when you pour (so you don't use it up so quickly).

    Last time I saw small green yuzu at Nijiya San Mateo and Mountain View (packaged up in the refrigerated veggies section) was 2 months ago, then they never offered it again.

    Out of your geographic range, but the only farm that I know of in California that grows green yuzu is

    Nagatoshi Organic Farms
    305 Howell Rd
    Oxnard, CA 93033
    (805) 488-7716

    I think it's a lot easier to find good quality meyer lemons in Northern California than yuzu.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: sega10028 Feb 6, 2009 02:43 PM

      I've seen them at the Ferry Plaza and SF Civic Center farmers markets, Berkeley Bowl, and Monterey Market. I think the season is roughly September through January.

      http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/laur...

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        K K RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 6, 2009 02:51 PM

        Oh cool, great to know.

        Any idea where they are grown?

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          Paul H RE: K K Feb 6, 2009 02:58 PM

          Hamada Farms had yuzu for about four weeks in December at the Ferry Plaza Saturday market.

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            wally RE: Paul H Feb 6, 2009 04:00 PM

            They may have had them last week, I'm not sure.

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              Paul H RE: wally Feb 6, 2009 04:25 PM

              Nope

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        Louise RE: sega10028 Feb 6, 2009 04:16 PM

        I've seen them in Berkeley Bowl. As you can probably guess, this is in Berkeley.

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          nakasf RE: Louise Feb 6, 2009 09:51 PM

          Nijiya market has Yuzu. Just bought it few days ago

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            nakasf RE: nakasf Feb 6, 2009 09:58 PM

            yuzu fruit.they have bottled yuzu juice as well

             
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          WesLee RE: sega10028 Feb 22, 2009 09:40 AM

          I am not sure if this counts, but we have several Yuzu trees down in Morgan Hill and they are loaded with ripe fruit right now. Anyone interested can conatact me off line. wrolley at charter dot net

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            hyperbowler RE: sega10028 Dec 22, 2011 10:16 PM

            Bumping this thread up. Tokyo Fish Market has fresh Yuzu fruit for $3.99/lb. According to the guy working in produce, the season begins after the summer. They also have bottles of Yuzukosh┼Ź.

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            Tokyo Fish Market
            1220 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

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