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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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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: cookie monster 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 RE: Mattapoisett in LA 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 RE: A5 KOBE 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 RE: A5 KOBE Feb 27, 2013 11:56 AM

          Aren't they ALL grown "locally"?

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        FED RE: cookie monster 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 RE: FED Feb 27, 2013 01:25 PM

          I believe the ones at HMart are from Korea.

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            Mattapoisett in LA RE: A5 KOBE Feb 27, 2013 01:32 PM

            Then they are not Sumos, they are Dekopons.

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              bulavinaka RE: Mattapoisett in LA 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 RE: bulavinaka 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 RE: Mattapoisett in LA 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 RE: FED 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 RE: 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.

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