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Sumo Citrus IN SEASON: February-April
With its bumpy skin and odd knob on top, Sumo Citrus are a perfect example of why you should never judge based on appearances! A hybrid citrus from made up of a Navel Orange, Pomelo, and Mandarin Orange, Sumo Citrus are super-healthy, seedless, and full of rich, sweet flavor.

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Sumo Citrus®

Have you ever heard of Sumo Citrus? It’s not surprising if you haven’t – the oversized mandarin is fairly new to the US. They’re hugely popular in Japan, however – in fact, about as popular its namesake wrestler (with whom it has in common a large size and a distinctive topknot)!

Sumo Citrus® from Hale Groves are some of the world’s most pampered fruits! Left on the tree to ripen until they’re bursting with sweetness, our Sumo Citrus® are hand-picked and hand-packed, so they arrive at your door fresh and perfect and straight from the Grove.

With its bumpy skin and odd knob on top, Sumo Citrus® are a perfect example of why you should never judge based on appearances! A hybrid citrus from made up of a Navel Orange, Pomelo, and Mandarin Orange, Sumo Citrus®s are super-healthy, seedless, and full of rich, sweet flavor. They’re very easy to peel (want to impress your kids? Start at the topknot and peel them in one continuous strip!), and very large, so they’re perfect for when you’re craving a bigger (but healthy!) snack. Don’t be afraid to take them with you to work or school, either – unlike other citrus, Sumo Citrus aren’t messy to eat. The juice stays in the fruit instead of getting on your hands!

Full of vitamins and minerals, Sumo Citrus contain 163% of your daily vitamin C, 10% of your daily potassium, and 3% of your daily fiber. Fresh Sumo Citrus also pack 3 grams of protein, which helps you stay fuller longer. One satisfying Sumo Mandarin contains 147 calories and is fat-, cholesterol-, and sodium-free.

Sumo Citrus were first grown in Japan in the 1970s. It is one of the world’s largest and sweetest mandarins and is prized for its amazing taste. Nicknamed “dekopon” (a reference to the Sumo’s distinctive looks), the variety didn’t become available to the American public until 2011 because Sumo Citrus trees turned out to be very difficult to grow. Hale Groves Sumo Citrus are now grown in California by farmers dedicated to giving the Sumo Citrus fruits the pampering they need to avoid bruising or sunburning. Their high standards perfected this dekopon variety over ten years until it has become one of the most sought-after citrus fruits available. Not every fruit grown is considered worthy to be classified as a Sumo Citrus – the size and flavor must meet the highest standards of the farmers who cultivate them. Only then is each Sumo Citrus® handpicked at its peak ripeness to ensure the fruit is as fresh as possible. Unfortunately, the season for Sumo Citrus® is short – they are only available between January and April. Proper storage of Sumo Citrus® is important. You can prolong their shelf life by storing them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Orange scented, Sumo Citrus® exude an amazingly sweet, satisfying flavor. Peel, separate or slice for enjoyment. Sumo Citrus® can be eaten raw, added to smoothies for sweetness, or dipped in dark chocolate for a decadent dessert. A gift box of Sumo Citrus from Hale Groves is a special treat for your friends and family!

At Hale Groves, we guarantee that our customers will receive the freshest Sumo Citrus® available. When you buy Sumo Citrus® online from Hale, they will arrive freshly picked from the fields, because we do not use any long-term storage or freeze any of our fruit for later use. We ensure that every Sumo Citrus® gift you order will arrive on time with fresh, ripe fruit. We ship fresh Sumo Citrus in our signature crush-proof boxes for safe arrival. At Hale, we guarantee our Sumo Citrus® will taste like they just came off the tree. Our customers have continued to shop with Hale Groves because they know that we make their satisfaction our number one priority.