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Satsuma oranges in stores yet?

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bostonveg Dec 3, 2011 03:28 PM

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!

  1. kobuta Dec 10, 2011 02:18 PM

    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.

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      bear Dec 3, 2011 04:59 PM

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

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        opinionatedchef Dec 5, 2011 12:05 AM

        bear, wiki says they are seedless.

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          bear Dec 5, 2011 05:42 AM

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

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            wadejay26 Dec 5, 2011 05:56 AM

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

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              bear Dec 5, 2011 06:21 AM

              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!

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                wadejay26 Dec 5, 2011 06:31 AM

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

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                  bear Dec 5, 2011 07:14 AM

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

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        Chocomom Dec 3, 2011 04:29 PM

        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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          teezeetoo Dec 3, 2011 04:44 PM

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

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            Chocomom Dec 3, 2011 08:54 PM

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

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              Mr Bigglesworth Dec 5, 2011 06:36 AM

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

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                bostonveg Dec 5, 2011 06:48 AM

                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.

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                  StriperGuy Dec 5, 2011 07:24 AM

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

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          cherrytomato Dec 3, 2011 04:02 PM

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

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