Satsumas were developed in Japan in the 16th century from seedlings that originated in China. The trees are highly cold tolerant, and production is viable in areas not usually friendly to citrus. The fruit is seedless, bright orange in color and has less acid than other mandarins so it tastes especially sweet. Our local, family farmer uses sustainable production methods, and harvests each piece of fruit only when its color is a bright, tempting orange. Easy to peel, easy to separate into segments, seedless, juicy and very flavorful, Satsumas are the epitome of citrus fruit for eating out of hand, are perfect for any dish that needs that sweet-tart tangerine flavor.