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This item was last sold on : 02/17/17
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The Sumo Citrus® is a large mandarin, with a distinctive bump-like projection at its stem tip and quintessentially easy-to-peel skin. Its beneficial characteristics include: it is seedless, extremely sweet with a juicy forward flesh. It sections easily as it contains less albedo (the white netting covering individual sections) than other varieties.
Sumo Citrus® is available late winter into spring.
Dwight Griffith came up with the name "sumo"; it pays respect to the country of origin and is similar to the size of a sumo wrestler compared to an average orange fruit variety. Unlike most citrus, the Sumo Citrus® has several blooms throughout the year - the later the bloom the sweeter the fruit.
The Sumo Citrus® is known as an "everyday" fruit, meaning it can be eaten fresh but is also suited to desserts, breakfasts and salads. The individual wedges of the Sumo Citrus® are best served peeled of their thin skin; the peeled wedges of the Sumo Citrus® can be served as is, or segmented into small pieces. Peeled and segmented Sumo Citrus® can be prepared ahead of time as it keeps well in the refrigerator. Sumo Citrus® pairs well with coconut, cucumber, apple, seafood, pine nuts, pistachios, tree nut oils, mild cheeses, bacon, chiles, avocado, white fish and mild lettuce varieties.
Sumo Citrus® was first developed in Japan in 1972 under the given name, Dekopon. It is the result of an intensive 30 years of experimentation at a government fruit research station in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It is a complex hybrid of Kiyomi tangor (a cross of orange and satsuma mandarin) and a ponkan, a large mandarin popular in Asia. Budwood branches were imported from Japan to California where growers began cultivating the citrus elusively and once successfully growing crops, introduced the citrus under the trademarked name SUMO.
Recipes that include SUMO CITRUS®. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Coffee & Quinoa||Quinoa Parfait with Sumo Orange and Cinnamon|
|Mise En Place||Mandarin Orange Marmalade|
|Patty Nguyen||Sumo Orange Pound Cake Bites|
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