It’s totally easy to eat four or five in one sitting because they are so easy to peel and they are small fruits.
Simon is going to be selling Satsumas again this year but the trees got pretty beat up by Katrina and are still recovering, so I am going to give them a break this time.
This year I ordered two boxes from Charles at La Lagniappe.com, who seems to have trees utterly filled with fruit according to photos he’s supplied me with: A Satsuma orchard northwest of New Orleans (Charles Copes) Satsuma fruit closeup (Charles Copes) Satsumas are picked at this color in the first part of the harvest.
The fruit is juicy ripe inside even though the color is a mottled orange-green. (Charles Copes) Don’t be afraid of ordering 40lbs worth.
This area was spared the worst of the storm and the trees were somewhat protected from the eastern winds by the Mississippi River levee.” And don’t forget to order Red Navel oranges from Louisiana either: “The best kept secret of south LA citrus is the red Navel oranges.
Navels can not withstand as much cold as the Satsumas or Louisiana Sweets, so we lose some every time there is a decent freeze.