Supplies of organic Satsuma Mandarins have improved greatly in recent years. Quite often, the organic fruit will be slightly smaller with some additional scarring - but the flavor should be just as wonderful as the conventionally grown fruit (and better a
If you buy a 5 to 8 lb box of Satsuma Mandarins and you notice even one that molds - quickly remove the moldy citrus and refrigerate the remaining fruit since mold will spread quickly. The fruit will have developed all the sweetness it can once mold start
Sizing of fruit can vary greatly and can also affect flavor & sweetness. Sizing includes "medium, large, jumbo and mammoth". Generally (but not always) the rule is sweetness increases the larger the fruit - but the only way to be sure it to sample before
Tangelos are a cross between either a pomelo or a grapefuit and the mandarin orange. Minneolas can be identified by the knob-like formation at the stem end and their deep orange color.
Clementines and Satsumas from California are sometimes referred to as "Christmas Oranges" because their available from mid-November through January.
Satsuma Mandarins and Clementines are often accused of being the same item, just from different coasts in the United States. However, they are two distinct varieties of citrus. Clementines tend to be more popular on the East coast, while Satsuma Mandarins are more popular on the West Coast - both have gained in popularity across the country in recent years.