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Satsuma Tangerines

I picked up a few of these little beauties at the Whole Foods in Dedham. If possible, they are a little more delicate and sweeter than the most perfect clementine that you'll find around this time of the year.

Also spotted them at Russo's, for the same price, $1.98/lb.

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  1. They had em at Arax yesterday.

    1. Pretty sure they have them by the bag at Russo's also for the volume discount.

      1. I think I also saw these at the Harvest Co-op in Central Square, sounds like there's a very good tangerine salesman at work out there.

        1. I grew up in Louisiana, and my grandparents had a satsuma grove in the back yard. They're so fantastic, and immediately bring me back to my childhood. I just picked up a bag of them at HMart. No clue how much they cost - I'd probably pay $10/lb if I had to.

          1. Trader Joe's in Saugus (and elsewhere, I assume) has them, I think it was $8.99 for a 5-lb box. We're on our 4th box - my son LOVES them.

            1. Just bought a few at Wagon Wheel Farm on Waltham St. in Lexington for $1.59/lb.

              1. The ones I got at Russo's last Saturday looked amazing with the leaves still attached, but they have all been MUCH more tart/sour than any clementine I've ever had - is this normal? I actually like them (a lot of flavor and great aroma), but it wasn't what I expected based on the post...

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                1. re: rlh

                  I can only speak for the WF ones that I've bought which've been pretty sweet.

                  1. re: rlh

                    I find they very greatly from batch to batch. It is also a bit early in the year for citrus so these may not be the very best.

                    1. re: StriperGuy

                      IME this is the time of yr for satsumas. I was first introduced to them when I lived in the UK, where they're a Christmas time treat.

                    2. re: rlh

                      Funny - I got the box at Russo's too same day - I *thought* they were sweeter than the clementines - certainly juicier - but I also can eat a handful of SourPatch Kids without a pucker...

                      1. re: rlh

                        The one I ate from my batch from Wagon Wheel was sweet, but also a little more tart than a clementine. I liked the sweet-tart balance a lot.