|Why are these clementines from 500 miles away taking up prime grocery real estate?|
Nothing against clementines, but our local satsumas are a toothsome, fragrant mandarin orange that has been grown here for well over 100 years.
This is what should be at the front of every supermarket in the Gulf South right now:
|Satsumas may not be showy, but they're soooooooo good!|
Okay, they're kinda ugly compared to the perfectly shaped and uniformly orange clementines. They are all shades of orange, yellow, and green when ripe. Their skin is lumpy and loose -- so easy to peel. They are sweet, tender, juicy, and practically seedless. Around our house, we just live for satsuma season.
Thank you, Clementine, but while satsumas are in season we have no need for other citrus.