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Sumo mandarins

cookie monster Feb 27, 2013 10:41 AM

They're back at Whole Foods (or at least at Whole Foods in Venice). Expensive as always, but so good.

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    FED Feb 27, 2013 01:18 PM

    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.

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      A5 KOBE Feb 27, 2013 01:25 PM

      I believe the ones at HMart are from Korea.

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        Mattapoisett in LA Feb 27, 2013 01:32 PM

        Then they are not Sumos, they are Dekopons.

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          bulavinaka Feb 27, 2013 03:09 PM

          Are dekopon and sumo different? Thought they were the same fruit marketed with a different name here?

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            Mattapoisett in LA Feb 27, 2013 03:14 PM

            Sumos are Dekopons developed here. Imported Dekopons might be waxed and sterilized via heating and cooling while the CA Sumos would not be.

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              bulavinaka Feb 27, 2013 04:22 PM

              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.

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        Mattapoisett in LA Feb 27, 2013 01:26 PM

        FED The Wednesday SMFM has a rep from the growers with the Organic Sumos.

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          FED Mar 22, 2013 05:44 PM

          last weekend i bought sumos at the farmers market and they were absolutely perfect. they are rare, but they are there.

        2. Mattapoisett in LA Feb 27, 2013 10:53 AM

          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.

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            A5 KOBE Feb 27, 2013 11:06 AM

            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.

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              cookie monster Feb 27, 2013 11:45 AM

              $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?

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                TonyC Feb 27, 2013 11:56 AM

                Aren't they ALL grown "locally"?

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