Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Louisiana Satsumas




In November when traveling to South Louisiana I always think of oysters and satsuma oranges and look forward to both while working in the area.
When in Louisiana during oyster season traveling near the coast, satsumas and navel oranges are sold at roadside stands along the southeastern river parishes and close to the Gulf coast.
The Louisiana satsuma, "the Brown Select", are superior to all that I have tasted and once you have eaten the "King of citrus," you will be hooked . The sweet juiciness and ease of peeling make this mandarin the most desired.

I love stopping at the roadside orange stand in Larose, LA, loading up my GMC with satsumas, kumquats and the fabulous navel oranges while working in South Louisiana. These wonderful citrus are seldom exported outside of Louisiana because they are mostly consumed by locals in the area.
If traveling through south Louisiana do yourself a favor and buy a sack or two of navels and satsuma oranges, an annual treat I always look forward to.

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