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General Information

Satsumas offer a sweet burst of sunshine in the middle of winter. Our Satsumas ripen completely on the tree which brings out their rich, sweet, citrus flavor. Their loose, easy-peel skin and seedless sections make them a perfectly delicious easy to eat, healthy snack.

 

 

 

Availability

Both varieties are easy-peel, seedless and 100% delicious. See Availability Chart.

 

Dobashi Beni – November

 

Slightly larger than Owari. Deep orange skin color and wonderful flavor.

 

Owari – December

 

Skin color is a little lighter than the Dobashi Beni but the flavor is remarkable.  

 

 

Selection and Storage

The skin is smooth to slightly “bumpy.” Satsumas are sometimes sold with the stems and leaves still attached for a more natural appearance. Avoid fruit that feels light for its size and appears to have thin, dry skin – a sign of old, dehydrated fruit. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Information

White peaches and nectarines have several characteristics that set them apart from their yellow counterparts. They have a delicate white flesh and an incredibly sweet taste due to their low acid levels. Acid is what gives yellow peaches and nectarines their slightly tangy flavor. As yellow varieties ripen, some of this acid dissipates, leaving a nice balance of sugar and acid. Because white peaches and nectarines have very low acid, they have the same sweet flavor whether you eat them crisp like an apple or wait for them to become soft and juicy.

 

 

 

Availability

White peaches are available from late April through mid-October. White nectarines are available from mid May through September. See Availability Chart.

 

 

 

Nutrition Information

Low fat; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of vitamin C.

 

 

 

 

Selection and Storage

The amount of red color on the skin is not an indication of ripeness and can vary greatly from variety to variety. Look for a creamy white background color with no green. Storage at home depends on how you prefer to eat them and how ripe they were when you bought them. The temperature of home refrigerators can actually damage the eating quality of firm peaches and nectarines, turning them dry and mushy. If you prefer them crisp, purchase firm fruit and consume them within a day or two. If you like them soft and juicy, leave them out at room temperature (not in a plastic bag) until they reach that stage – then refrigerate. The fruit will remain at that stage and can be refrigerated for around a week. . Soft, ripe fruit can be refrigerated without damaging the eating quality.

 

 

How to select the sweetest nectarines:

Look For:

The “sugar spots” – This is an indication the fruit is so loaded with sugar, it’s essentially crystallizing on the skin.

 

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