Sumo citrus on cream-colored surface.

Have you heard of Sumo Citrus® or seen it in your local store? If not, you can find this sweet piece of citrus in the produce department, and it’s sure to stand out. Sumo Citrus is derived from pomelo, navel and mandarin. The name comes from its large, round shape and its very distinctive top knot. This is something you’ll want to add to your shopping cart on your next trip.


Benefits and Where It’s Grown

Some benefits of eating Sumo Citrus is that it’s seedless and easy to eat because it peels with no mess. It’s perfect for an on-the-go snack at work or packed in your kid’s school lunch. Sumo Citrus contains 163% of your daily value of vitamin C.

Sumo Citrus is grown and harvested in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where passionate farmers carefully raise the crop each year for the season. Although it’s harvested in January, the process of canopy management, fertilization, soil health and moisture management happen year-round.

Here’s a fun fact about Sumo Citrus. This fruit was first cultivated in Japan in the 1970s. It’s a challenge to grow, so it wasn’t made available to the public until 2011, making it relatively new to the market.


Ways to Enjoy

  • Enjoy alone. It’s perfect for snacking and leaves you satisfied.
  • Add it to smoothie bowls, yogurt, oatmeal or chia pudding.
  • Complement the savory flavor of your charcuterie board with the sweet citrus pieces.
  • Top any refreshing salad or eat as a side with your favorite Publix sub.


Sumo Citrus in parfait.


If you’re ready to try Sumo Citrus, now is the perfect time because the fruit is is at its sweetest this time of year.



Caroline A.

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Caroline started with Publix as a cashier in 2015 and has developed a passion for writing and social media. She loves being a part of Publix’s culture and enjoys bringing new ideas to The Publix Checkout by writing about topics customers might not know about the company. Pub Subs and Publix Sweet Tea are her favorites, and you’ll always find her with an iced coffee in hand. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys traveling, watching college football and playing with her fur child.

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