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Feb 11, 2013 10:17 AM

Sumos are back

Sumo oranges (aka American Dekopons) are now in stores. They'll only be around for the next month or so. We picked up a bunch at Mitsua in Mar Vista and they were as delicious as I remember.

Take care,

- P.

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  1. Sumos are great. Whole Foods has really good quality Sumos.

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    1. re: Thor123

      the sumos at WF are fantastic and an expensive habit. that big nob at the top of each sumo probably costs us a quarter to $0.50 at WF. thanks for the heads up.

      1. re: js76wisco

        Also, they sell organic ones at the Santa Monica Farmer's market... but they are an investment...


    2. i think they've gotten a little better! more orangey flavor than the first year.

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      1. re: raizans

        the first year it was just sugar and water...

        1. re: TonyC

          Yup! Last year they also had a little more acid, especially the early ones. These early ones were SPOT on.


          1. re: Dommy

            If I recall correctly the couple of articles I read last year, the trees were only recently mature enough to bear decent amounts of fruit. Supposedly, the fruit was going to get better as the trees matured.

            1. re: Dommy

              Hmm have been reluctant to try them again since they were so oddly sweet. Might have to try again

        2. I wonder why they are called Sumo? In Japan they are known as just Dekopon.

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