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Sumo oranges!

Shrinkrap Feb 22, 2013 08:29 PM

$2.48/pound at Nugget market. Sweet!

www.sumocitrus.com/sumo_story.aspx

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    TopoTail Mar 7, 2013 10:45 AM

    I bought one at the Berkeley Bowl the other day and was reminded why I don't especially like them. Too sweet for me. I look for mandarins with a bit of acid to offset the sweetness.

    1. Shrinkrap Mar 6, 2013 09:46 PM

      Gah! Now $3.99 at Nugget! Maybe I shouldn't have spread the word!

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        FattyDumplin Feb 25, 2013 01:45 PM

        on sale at WF at $2.99 as well. Though they are incredibly juicy (as evidence by the weight versus volume), i don't find them to be all that sweet... I read that they are a hybrid of the ponkam, which is a Taiwanese mandarin, but frankly, the sweetness cannot be compared. So, tend not to buy at this pricepoint despite the incredible juiciness, which I love.

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          mr_darcy Feb 25, 2013 07:11 PM

          It might just be me, but I feel like they were sweeter last year.

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            Melanie Wong Feb 27, 2013 06:23 PM

            I feel much the same way. I'd rather eat a Mandarin/tangerine of most any kind instead. The low acidity does make Sumo's seem sweeter. Also I found that if you let them "age" a few days on the counter, they sweeten up.

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              Shrinkrap Feb 27, 2013 11:53 PM

              It seems I've read the later season oranges, and the older trees are sweeter.

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                Melanie Wong Mar 6, 2013 08:14 PM

                Makes sense to me.

                I just had one that was given to me on Friday, so it's been aging at least 5 days. Even though a couple segments had withered a bit, still plenty juicy, and this was sweeter than the one I had last year.

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              dordogne Mar 6, 2013 08:53 PM

              $2.89 at Berkeley Bowl. I agree with consensus that they do not seem as sweet as last season, but since satsuma season is waning, perhaps in a few weeks a later crop of satsumas will be the best--but priciest--citrus available.

            3. The Librarian Feb 24, 2013 03:39 PM

              I bought some at Mollie Stone's in Sausalito today.

              1. Melanie Wong Feb 23, 2013 05:46 PM

                I noticed some at Whole Foods on Blossom Hill in San Jose last weekend too.

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                  mr_darcy Feb 24, 2013 02:36 PM

                  They have them at the RWC, Palo Alto, and San Mateo locations too. Regular price is $3.99, although they were on sale for $2.99 this weekend.

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