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Sumo tangerines

BobB Mar 21, 2014 11:09 AM

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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    ferret RE: BobB Mar 21, 2014 12:36 PM

    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
      jumpingmonk RE: ferret Mar 21, 2014 02:40 PM

      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
        BobB RE: ferret Mar 22, 2014 04:57 AM

        I do - thanks for the tip!

      2. LindaWhit RE: BobB Mar 21, 2014 12:38 PM

        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. linguafood RE: BobB Mar 21, 2014 03:27 PM

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

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