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All About Sudachi

nick musica
Published Jan 11, 2021. Read time: 1 minute

Just when you think you know citrus, something special comes along. For us, that’s the sudachi! Sharply citrusy and almost herbal, the sudachi is a true fruit experience!

At FruitStand, we look forward to sending you a beautiful package of these extraordinary fruits from our small specialty farms partners. Keep reading to learn all about sudachi!

The sudachi (Citrus sudachi) is a citrus delicacy that is relatively new to the United States. Originally from Japan, the sudachi has a uniquely aromatic, sharp flavor with herbal undertones. The zest and juice from sudachi has acidic oomph with hints of warm spices like cumin and pepper. This one of a kind combination of flavors make sudachi  a fruit experience that we think everyone should try!

Sudachi  are a complex citrus fruit with exceptional flavor and versatility. Like a conventional lemon or lime, they’re not usually eaten on their own. Insteread, they’re loved for the flavor of their juice and zest. Fresh sudachi  can be used in desserts, sauces and marinades, sprinkled over popcorn or tossed with hot french fries. Add the juice to flavorful cocktails, juices, dressings and sweets.

On the outside, sudachi  have a deep, lime green rind that houses tiny pores of essential oil. Inside, the fruit is a pale, glittery green with shiny pulp. Between the skin and the fruit is an offwhite pith. The seeds are off-white and hard. 

It’s easy to tell when sudachi  are ripe by their color, fragrance and feel. Sudachi  are relatively small in size compared to other citrus fruits, usually just under two inches across. These special little limes are often used while green, but will turn a deep yellow color if left long enough to ripen. Their fragrance is sharp, citrusy and tart at every stage. When you hold the fruit, it should feel a little heavy for its small size and the skin should be even and leathery.

Sudachi are native to Japan. Today, they are cultivated in the United States and Peru as well. These green citrus fruits grow on trees that are similar to other citrus trees like lemons, limes and grapefruits. Sudachi are cultivated year round, but come into peak season in the fall from October through November.

Sudachi are native to Japan. Today, they are cultivated in the United States and Peru as well. These green citrus fruits grow on trees that are similar to other citrus trees like lemons, limes and grapefruits. heck your geography. Mention how the fruit grows and on what kind of plant.

Sudachi are cultivated year round, but come into peak season in the fall from October through November.

Whether the sudachi we send to you are certified organic or not will depend on the farm where it was grown. At FruitStand, we only partner with the best specialty farms for exceptional quality of produce. When each harvest is available, we'll tell you whether the fruit is considered organic or conventional.

If you’ve ever wondered where to buy sudachi, we’ve got great news for you! FruitStand is proud to partner with small, specialty farmers to bring you exceptional quality sudachi. To be the first to know when FruitStand is shipping sudachi harvests, join our email newsletter! 

There are countless ways to add more sudachi to your life. Share your tips and learn some new ones in the Fruitstand Community on Facebook today. Still curious about sudachi? Send us your sudachi questions and unboxing videos any time on Instagram @Fruitstandcom!

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