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This item was last sold on : 11/20/23
Satsuma mandarins have a red-orange, leathery and oily peel known as "zipper skin" as it clings loosely to its flesh that it can be peeled with just a couple of tears. Satsuma mandarins are fragrant and juicy nearly ovoid of seeds. Though the flesh can be firm it is extremely juicy and sweet. Satsumas are perhaps the sweetest tangerine and the sweetest known citrus variety. Satsumas do not temper well with poor handling as their loosely attached skin bruises easily with pressure.
Satsuma tangerines are available fall into late winter.
There are over 100 different Satsuma, Citrus reticulata, varieties, appropriately labeled mandarins, many of which have a prefix "China" as these hybrids were originally received from Chinese cultivars. The most common name given to the Satsuma is Unshû mikan (Unshiu) of Japanese origin. It is the most significant mandarin variety in Japan. Satsumas are becoming a competitive mandarin versus the more common tangerines such as the Clementine as they have high sugar content and their season starts earlier than most tangerine varieties.
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|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
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