the world's most adored fruit

incredibly sweet

A taste celebrated around the world. Insider info: Sweetness is measured by the "Brix scale," and Sumo Citrus is nearly off the charts.

enormous

Sumo Citrus is super-sized, making for one big healthy snack. Just try to fit it in your bag.

easy-to-peel

Sure to bring a smile to anyone who has struggled with hard-to-peel citrus. Sumo Citrus makes it easy and fun. Can you peel it in one go?

no mess

Bursting with juicy sweetness, but not on your hands. Eating Sumo Citrus is a no-mess experience and great for an on-the-go snack.

seedless

How can an already perfect citrus experience get any better you ask? Sumo Citrus has no seeds to worry about. Just enjoy it already!

THE LEGENDARY FRUIT”

“Think of a huge mandarin, easy to peel and seedless, with firm flesh that melts in the mouth, an intense sweetness balanced by refreshing acidity, and a complex, lingering mandarin orange aroma...”

a heritage
like no other
citrus

Exceptionally sweet, Sumo Citrus is derived from Pomelo, Navel, and Mandarin.

Generally known as the shiranui variety in Japan, it was nicknamed the “dekopon” in reference to its distinctive top knot.

Not every dekopon is a Sumo Citrus however, only those meeting size and taste standards.

Call it big, call it delicious,
just don't call it an orange.

a 30 year journey to the fruit aisle

Sumo Citrus is one of the world’s largest and sweetest mandarins, celebrated for its incredible taste and distinct looks. This rare seedless variety was originally cultivated in Japan in the 1970s by a grower who set out to develop the ultimate citrus experience. This variety was dubbed the “dekopon” in Japan and has been prized by those in the know ever since.

Seedlings were first imported into the US in 1998, but because the Sumo Citrus is one of the most challenging varieties to grow, it wasn’t until 2011 that they became available to the public.

After many years, we are now lucky enough to enjoy Sumo Citrus in the United States thanks to family farms in California who maintain incredibly high growing standards.

HARD TO GROW, EASY TO LOVE

Meet the growers who make Sumo Citrus season possible every year.

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it’s worth the wait

Sumo Citrus is available only four months a year.
Winter? Never heard of it.

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“We bought Sumo Citrus and they were gone in a matter of minutes. Simple to peel, and absolutely no mess. They are so sweet and delicious!”

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