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Sumos are back

Mattapoisett in LA Feb 11, 2013 10:17 AM

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.

  1. Tripeler Feb 11, 2013 03:37 PM

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

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    1. re: Tripeler
      Mattapoisett in LA Feb 11, 2013 03:43 PM


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      raizans Feb 11, 2013 11:05 AM

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

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      1. re: raizans
        TonyC Feb 11, 2013 11:08 AM

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

        1. re: TonyC
          Dommy Feb 11, 2013 11:15 AM

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


          1. re: Dommy
            Feed_me Feb 11, 2013 11:19 PM

            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
              peppermonkey Feb 12, 2013 03:04 PM

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

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          Thor123 Feb 11, 2013 10:21 AM

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

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            js76wisco Feb 11, 2013 11:01 AM

            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
              Dommy Feb 11, 2013 11:17 AM

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


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