Originating from a natural mutation in a former province in Japan, the
Satsuma’s earliest known existence dates back to 1429. Today, we know
it as a quintessential holiday gift. Being found by many in their
Christmas stockings, or gracing their holiday table, the Satsuma has
many loveable characteristics. The segmented fruit is deliciously sweet
and juicy, the beautiful orange peel is loosely attached making it easy
to remove, and to top it off, it has very few seeds. Though most prefer
to eat this fruit fresh out of hand, it also makes a fantastic salad
topping, works wonders when baked alongside savory dishes, or blended
into cocktails and smoothies.
TASTE & RIPENESS:
Like most citrus, Satsuma Mandarins ripen best when on
the tree. The Fruit Company gets all its citrus tree-ripened, making it
perfect to enjoy as soon as it gets to your door.