Sumo Tangerines or Sumo Citrus are absolutely not to be missed! They’re easy to peel, super juicy, have no seeds, and are ultra sweet!
Sumo citrus has a thick, bumpy, often dirty rind and a funny knob on top — however, you should never judge citrus by its skin.
You see beneath the seemingly tough rind, is a seedless, delicate, unbelievably juicy fruit — and it’s quite possibly the sweetest citrus I’ve ever tasted.
Sumo tangerines have been getting a lot of buzz recently so I was thrilled to spot them at Whole Foods a couple of days ago.
They have been the culinary highlight of my weekend. I bought about a dozen, and that clearly wasn’t enough — I want to eat one after the other, after the other!
Remember when I discovered Sugar Kiss Melons, and felt I had to share them with you immediately?
Well, I feel the same way about Sumo Citrus — and had to introduce you to them today (assuming you haven’t met them yet. ;-))
Where are Sumo Tangerines grown?
Sumo Citrus were developed in Japan and are now grown on family farms in the Central Valley of California.
You must try this new, delicious citrus varietal that combines easy-to-peel Satsumas with large, sweet, juicy oranges.
When are they in season?
The Sumo Citrus Season is from February to May.
Where to Buy Sumo Tangerines
When they’re in season, you can likely find them at a store near you, and of course you can also get them from my friends at Melissa’s Produce.
This is not a sponsored post — I’m simply passionate about this citrus!
And since I’m all about wonderful citrus right now . . . .
Here’s are some of my favorite citrus recipes:
- Candied Citrus Peels
- Citrus Avocado Salsa with Cilantro Sautéed Whitefish
- Citrus Steamed Asparagus
- Grapefruit Avocado Salad
- Grapefruit Jalapenño Marmalade
- Guacamole with Key Limes and Grilled Corn
- Lemon Basil Pizza
- Lemon Caper Pesto
- Lime Pickled Shallots
- Mexican Sage Herbs de Provence-Orange Roasted Chicken
- Meyer Lemon Basil Salad Dressing
- Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Olive oil
- Grapefruit Brûlée
- My Mom’s Meyer Lemonade
- Seville Orange-Key Lime Pie with Cardamom Crust
- Winter Citrus Carpaccio