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Dec 3, 2011 03:28 PM

Satsuma oranges in stores yet?

Looking to see if anybody is selling satsuma oranges yet. I remember getting them at Russo's last year and buying them 10 pounds at a time. Anybody know of any local stores stocking them yet? SO easy to peel and so delicious. Thanks!

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  1. Bought some last night at Whole foods. They are good but could be a bit sweeter.

    1. Whole Foods had them on sale yesterday for $4.99 for a 5lb case. They were sampling them and the sample I had was very sour so I'd took a pass on it. The membrane on the segments were very tough too.

      I'd read somewhere that citrus might suffer due to the weather that CA is having/had.

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      1. re: Chocomom

        i bought wonderful sweet ones at Russo's last week.

        1. re: teezeetoo

          Great thanks for the tip. Will have to make a trip to Russo's

          1. re: Chocomom

            Russo's had them this weekend. I need to go back and get more - so so good!

            1. re: Mr Bigglesworth

              Thanks for all the info. Went to Russo's yesterday and bought a couple of 5 lb boxes. They were good, but a little tart. The loose Satsumas (w/stems) that I got from Russo's last year were perfect...hope they show up soon.

              1. re: bostonveg

                I usually hold off on citrus until at least mid December. The stuff you see now just is very early fruit.

      2. Trader Joe's also has them next to boxes of clementines. A question...are they seedless?

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        1. re: bear

          bear, wiki says they are seedless.

          1. re: opinionatedchef

            Thanks, oc. Guess I should have searched before posting!

            1. re: bear

              Wikipedia actually says "Its fruit is sweet and usually seedless,"
              I juiced about 40 Satsumas yesterday and came up with about 15-20 seeds.

              1. re: wadejay26

                Thanks for the first-hand info. I was just wondering if they were a pain to eat or not. Easy peeling and not too many seeds...guess I'll pick some up to compare to clementines.
                Bet that juicing took some time!

                1. re: bear

                  Very easy to eat. My friend has 2 trees, so I get as many as I can consume. My problem is eating too many.

                  1. re: wadejay26

                    Nice problem to have! Bet it would make a yummy tangerine chicken.

        2. Kam Man had them on sale today for 0.99/lb. Not quite sure if this is a week long sale, or a today only thing. I tried one and it was pretty good (though the only other ones I've had to compare to were in Japan), so I hope the rest of the batch is as good.