Oh, Sumo Citrus how I love thee.
|Sumo Citrus. Awesome. Tasty. Incredible. And 1000 other adjectives that describe yummy.|
The Sumo Citrus, in short, is amazing. By far the best Mandarin orange I've had. Actually, the best orange I've had. Period. Seedless, sweet, easy-to-peel and a great winter treat.
I love when certain produce comes into season--think Bing cherries, Colorado peaches, Honeycrisp apples and the sweetest sweet corn. Sumo Citrus is no exception--when they arrive in the grocery store, I buy in bulk. It's not an inexpensive purchase (they are usually about $3/pound), but worth every penny. And then I hoard them. Protective of every juicy segment.
|Both, sadly, have been eaten.|
The rind seems to be naturally separated from the fruit, so it's very easy to peel and almost just falls off once you get it started.
|Sumo is so easy to peel!|
|Yum yum yum.|
|Maybe the short growing season is what makes them so special?|