The
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Great Things Require
great Effort

Dedicated Growers

Only expert citrus growers are able to cultivate Sumo Citrus, mostly on small-acreage farms in California that have been in operation for generations. These family farms maintain the highest growing standards possible.

Variety Heritage

Sumo Citrus is the only variety of dekopon grown commercially in the United States. Any orchard that is not monitored by our team of experts, and any fruit that does not come through our world class facility and meet our rigorous standards is not a Sumo Citrus.

Growing Difficulty

There is no doubt that it is the most difficult citrus to cultivate. The fruit’s extremely delicate skin is easily bruised and sunburned. Only growers of Sumo Citrus know what it takes to pamper this fruit from seed to table.

High Standards/Testing

Not every fruit can be considered a Sumo Citrus, only fruit that measures up in size and taste. Growers have to consistently walk their fields and determine which pieces of fruit are good enough to be called Sumo Citrus.

Packing & Storing

Every single piece of Sumo Citrus grown in North America is gently cleaned, hand-packed, and stored at our state-of-the-art packing facility.

Agricultural Responsibility

Sumo Citrus is grown by multi-generational growers who respect natural ecosystems, resources, and community well-being.

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FOR THE LOVE OF SUMO CITRUS

Hear what passionate growers have to say about the legendary fruit.

Sumo citrus is the world’s most pampered fruit

Hand-pruned for more sunlight.

Ripened on the tree.

Each fruit is hand-picked.

Harvested in small totes instead of big bins.

Floated into the line to prevent bruising.

Hand-packed into each crate.

a commitment to
regenerative farming

protecting the ecosystem

We are trialing regenerative farming practices like cover-cropping and reduced-till farming to improve soil biodiversity.

As permanent crops, healthy trees reduce erosion and hold carbon in the soil.

resource management

Investment in water-saving technologies like drip irrigation and moisture sensors.

Farms store and bank water to prepare for changing climatic conditions.

Investment in solar projects to control costs and reduce carbon footprint.

Energy-effcient LED lighting and energy monitoring to optimize packing and cold storage systems.

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