With a look that only a grower could love, the Sumo Citrus™ mandarin originated in Japan over forty years ago. Now Australians can enjoy locally grown, super sweet, easy to peel Sumo Citrus™ mandarins for a limited time only.

Available July to September each year, the mandarin-orange hybrid is enormously good to eat! Naturally large in size, it has a top knob with bright orange, bumpy and loose skin so it peels effortlessly.

The Sumo Citrus™ mandarin is seedless and low in acid meaning it's super sweet and juicy.








  Freshmax works with over 20 Sumo Citrus™ growers and packers across the Riverina, Sunraysia and Riverland regions. Many of these growers have been growing citrus fruit for generations - making the tender love and care needed for growing Sumo Citrus™ second nature. Here are some examples of our partners:

Pacific Fresh

Formed in 1993, Pacific Fresh is owned and managed by eight shareholders, all of which are third generation growers. Leeton's favourable climate and location allows Pacific Fresh to grow quality oranges, lemons, grapefruit and mandarins. As pioneers of the Sumo Citrus™ mandarin variety in Australia, Pacific Fresh growers are passionate about delivering the best possible eating experience each and every time.

Cross Farms

Proudly family owned and operated, Cross Farms are based in Curlwaa NSW, an area that is renowned for producing citrus fruit that is rich in flavour and colour. As a third generation grower, Justin Kassulke is dedicated to on-farm practices to harvest the best tasting oranges, mandarins, grapefruit and wine grapes. "The unique climate, healthy soil and naturally slower ripening, gives us the ideal location to grow the super-sweet Sumo Citrus™ mandarin" says Justin.


Textures of Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin

Chocolate and Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin Mousse

Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin and Caramel Mousse

Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin Slap Cocktail

Sumo Citrus™ and Thyme Tea with Candied Peel

Sumo Citrus™, Olive and Fennel Salad

Slow roasted Pork with Glazed Sumo Citrus™ slices

Spicy Sumo Citrus™ Teriyaki Chicken and Shrimp

Fudgy Chocolate Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin and Coconut Health Balls

Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin and Whiskey Syrup, Yoghurt Teacake

Sumo Citrus™ Pretzels

Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin Meringues

Coconut and ginger tarts with Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin curd

Individual Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin Cheesecake

Sumo Citrus™ Spiced Rice Pudding

Mini Sumo Citrus™ Cream Cones

Sumo Citrus™ Mandarin Panna Cotta

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