the world's most adored fruit

super-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 Satsuma, Orange, and Mandarin.

Generally known as the shiranui variety in Japan, it was nicknamed the “dekopon” in reference to its uneven skin, and its distinctive Top Knot.

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

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 our dedicated farmers in California who maintain incredibly high growing standards

Nutrition facts

Serving Size: 1 Sumo Citrus (235g)

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 147
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 0g
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 29g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 1%
Iron 3%
Vitamin A N/A
Thiamin N/A
Calcium 3%
Potassium 10%
Vitamin C 163%
Folate N/A

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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.

Sumo Season
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“My current obsession: Sumo Citrus! This non-GMO, juicy Sumo Citrus will be found in my house all season long”

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