ZOMG, the Sumo Fruit are Here! – Called Dekopon in Japan, Hallabong in Korea – The Sweetest Citrus in the World!

The sweetest citrus in the world, Sumo aka Dekopon デコポン aka Hallabong 한라봉, has just hit town, and for the first time in history.

Get all the deets from last week’s Los Angeles Times. Check it:

“I’ve tasted more than 1,000 varieties of citrus, and to me the Dekopon is the most delicious.”

Respect! These things could turn into the bigger seasonal food fad than those Mackinaw peaches.

Dekaopons as seen at the new Whole Foods Haight Ashbury:

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It’s the biggest mandarin you’ll ever see, per the Berkeley Bowl.

Yes they’re sweet, yes they’re big, yes they’re ugly, yes they’re pricey.

But get them fast, cause they’ll be all gone by next month.

Enjoy.

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  2. Dude. says:

    They are not bad but I would not say they are the sweetest citrus in the world. There’s a big push in the industry to market these.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    All right, but this is what the LA Times guy said: “it registered so high on my refractometer, an instrument for estimating sugar content, that I first thought the device was broken…”