Peak Season: Sumo Citrus

Now is the time when most citrus fruits are at their sweetest and juiciest. Stewart’s has so many delicious citrus varieties to enjoy, from Stem & Leaf Tango Mandarins and Ruby Tango Blood Oranges to Cara Cara Navels and Heirloom Navels. And Walter Stewart’s has the sweetest fresh-squeezed OJ! One of our favorites is the Sumo Citrus. This colossal piece of late-winter citrus has its origins in Japan (where its known as the Dekopon) and is now grown in California’s Central Valley. Beneath the easy-peeling skin, Sumo segments are so plump with juice they literally pop! These are the perfect mandarins for creating orange supremes. Sumo juice is super-sweet, abundant and refreshing. Look for the distinctive top-knot crowning each rugged-looking orb.