Satsuma Mandarins

Rising C Ranches


1 lb

Its fruit is one of the sweetest citrus varieties. It is usually seedless, and is about the size of other mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata). Satsumas are known for their loose, leathery skin; the fruit is very easily peeled in comparison to other citrus fruits. The rind is often smooth to slightly rough with the shape of a medium to small flattened sphere. Satsumas usually have 10 to 12 easily separable segments with tough membranes. The flesh is particularly delicate, and cannot withstand the effects of careless handling. Coloring of the fruit is often dependent on climate; Satsumas grown in humid areas may be ripe while the skin is still green while those grown in areas with cool night temperatures may see a brilliant reddish orange skin at peak.

Rising C Ranches

Orange Cove, CA

In 1988, Eric and Kim Christensen purchased an orange grove with a home on it. Once they moved on to the ranch, they started to get ideas about packing and selling their own fruit without going through a large commercial packing house. This gave them the flexibility to grow some of the unique varieties that weren’t readily available in produce departments. From this idea, Ripe to You was born.

Ripe to You was started by building a small packing facility on the ranch and by packing the Christensen’s own fruit. Eric & Kim were excited to pack the different varieties and deliver them to their first customers. Being small allowed them to pick the fruit when it was at its best, and to pick and pack small amounts to meet their customer’s needs.

Their goal continues to be to offer customers new and exciting varieties of citrus as well as offering those varieties they remember from their childhood. Eric and Kim believe in delivering the very best quality citrus without compromise. Their commitment is to produce great tasting fruit, pick it only when it is ready, and deliver it to the customer in a way that the freshness proves that it is “Ripe to You”.

Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Can be kept on the counter, if needed, to ripen quicker--up to a week--then stored in the fridge to preserve them.