Tag: mandarin

In Season: Get Your Dekopon On

If you ever want to know the backstory on a fruit, David Karp is your man. Last year, he wrote about the arrival of the dekopon, a Japanese variety of mandarin, just entering the market in California and I was all over my local stores in Washington trying to see if they’d carry them. No such luck.

So when Karp heralded the arrival of this year’s dekopons, marketed as “Sumo Citrus,” in last week’s LA Times food section and it coincided with a trip down south to visit a friend, I knew we had to find a Whole Foods in her neighborhood.
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