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Sumo tangerines

  • BobB Mar 21, 2014 11:09 AM
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I'm probably late to the party here, but I just recently discovered Sumo tangerines and have to share. They're seriously delicious (very sweet and juicy!), incredibly easy to peel, big (as large as a good-sized navel orange) and seedless, all in one lovely package.

I get them at the local Whole Foods, where they are not cheap ($3.49 a pound) but totally worth it.

 
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  1. If you have an Asian mega-market near you (Assi, Mitsuwa, H-Mart) you can buy them by the case for a lot less.

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    1. re: ferret

      On thing to keep in mind though, some places call them by their Japanese name (Dekapon) not Sumo's so they may not know what you are talking about.

      But they are good. In fact since it's often quite hard to find the "classic" satsuma (the ultra tiny ultra sweet smooth skinned one) Sumo's are my go-to in tangerines.

      1. re: ferret

        I do - thanks for the tip!

      2. I just picked up a couple last weekend at Whole Foods. LOVED them, but you're right - at $3.49/lb., and spending $5.68 or so on two of them, I won't be buying many of them.

        1. They're $14.99 for 7 at Wegmans. I love them, too.