Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
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The Mandarinquat season is in the winter months.
The Mandarinquat is a hybrid result of a mandarin and a kumquat, hence Mandarinquat. It can often be mislabeled as an orange variety, though it has no orange parentage. It is also known as the Indio Mandarinquat as Indio, CA is home to one of the original planting groves of the Mandarinquat tree.
The Mandarinquat is slightly bulbous in shape with a petit neck at its stem end. Its peel is thin, roughly pebbled, brilliant orange, fragrant and edible, though its flavor is semi-sweet. Its pale gold flesh has a tender juicy pulp with a few seeds and its flavor, quite tart. Eating the entire Mandarinquat can balance the sweet and tart flavors, however it is recommended this fruit not necessarily be for out-of-hand eating.
Mandarinquats provide a source of vitamin C and dietary fiber.
Mandarinquats can be eaten out-of-hand, though they are better suited for cooking into sauces, purees and preserves. Use the juice and zest in marinades, syrups, cocktails and vinaigrette. They pair with fennel, olive oil, bitter chicory, aged cheeses, fruit paste, other citrus, fresh herbs and Middles Eastern spices. Mandarinquats will keep up to two weeks, refrigerated.
The Mandarinquat evolved from an open pollinated seedling under a Nagami kumquat tree at UCLA circa 1970. It is cultivated in the citrus growing regions of Southern California for limited commercial production.
Recipes that include Mandarinquats. One is easiest, three is harder.
People have spotted Mandarinquats using the Specialty Produce app for iPhone and Android.
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Whole Foods Market
Near Boston, Massachusetts, United States
About 13 days ago, 1/14/15
Spotter's comments : Charlestown
Whole Foods Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 16 days ago, 1/11/15
Spotter's comments : Mandarinquats spotted at Whole Foods Market. These are a truly unique and yummy citrus experience :)
Murray Family Farms
Murray Family FarmsNear Lamont, California, United States
About 60 days ago, 11/28/14
Spotter's comments : Mandarinquats spotted at Murray Family Farms. Citrus season has just begun. Come on by and sample all of our specialty items like the indio mandarinquat all grown ripe here on the farm.
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Steven and Robin SmithNear Santa Monica, California, United States
Mud Creek Ranch
5682 Pinegrove Road, Santa Paula 93060
About 196 days ago, 7/16/14
Spotter's comments : Mandarinquats spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 245 days ago, 5/28/14
Spotter's comments : Mandarinquats spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Mud Creek Ranch
Macys Near Orem, Utah, United States
About 272 days ago, 4/30/14
Spotter's comments : Mandarinquats spotted at Macys.
stanley produce Near San Francisco, California, United States
About 308 days ago, 3/26/14
Spotter's comments : Mandarinquats spotted at stanley produce.
Noe Valley Farmer's Market Near San Francisco, California, United States
About 409 days ago, 12/14/13
Spotter's comments : Mandarinquats spotted at Noe Valley Farmer's Market. Organic & Tasty! From Twin Girls Farm