Satsuma is the premium mandarin variety and the only one we supply. Originating in the former Japanese province of Satsuma, with the first recorded existence in 1429, this type of mandarin is considered to be a symbol of abundance and good fortune in its home country.
Now loved the world over, Satsuma mandarins taste sweet with a slight hint of honey, are super easy to peel and have no pips - all you want from a mandarin! Their flesh has a distinctive, tender texture which virtually melts in your mouth, and they are a convenient, healthy fruit snack for kids and adults alike.
We have a natural mutation to thank for the creation of this juicy treat. Although grown in Japan - where they were known as Unshiu (meaning honey citrus) - the tree that produced the first known Satsuma most likely originated in China. They would still be known as Unshiu today if someone hadn’t mislabeled the trees when exporting them to the US in the 1880’s.