They're back at Whole Foods (or at least at Whole Foods in Venice). Expensive as always, but so good.
they're all grown "locally" as in california, but as i understand it the trees are still pretty tightly held and i'm not aware of any that are available at farmers markets.
I believe the ones at HMart are from Korea.
Then they are not Sumos, they are Dekopons.
Are dekopon and sumo different? Thought they were the same fruit marketed with a different name here?
Sumos are Dekopons developed here. Imported Dekopons might be waxed and sterilized via heating and cooling while the CA Sumos would not be.
10-4 - I get all of that. The way your response was phrased made it seem like these were two different animals - not the same animal treated differently. Thanks.
FED The Wednesday SMFM has a rep from the growers with the Organic Sumos.
last weekend i bought sumos at the farmers market and they were absolutely perfect. they are rare, but they are there.
What is the price per box at WF? At Mitsuwa they are $13.99 and at the Plaza Market in Koreatown they are $12.99 but the ones at the Plaza seem to be much drier than the ones I got at Mitsuwa.
They were $11.99 at HMart for a case of 12. Whole Foods was pretty pricey but they are of superior quality and I believe grown locally.
$2.99/lb at Whole Foods, and they seem to average about 2/3 lb each, so definitely pricier. I believe they are local - will check on that this evening. Does anyone know if the local ones are available at any of the farmers' markets?
Aren't they ALL grown "locally"?
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