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Rejected a necessity when producing fruit (7)


I believe the answer is:


'fruit' is the definition.
(I know that satsuma is a fruit)

'rejected a necessity when' is the wordplay.
'rejected' is a reversal indicator.
'necessity' becomes 'must' (I've seen this before).
'when' becomes 'as' (eg 'when I walked' means 'as I walked').
'amustas' reversed gives 'SATSUMA'.

'producing' is the link.

(Other definitions for satsuma that I've seen before include "Loose-skinned tangerine" , "Japanese province and small orange" , "Segmented item" , "Type of small orange" , "Type of mandarin orange" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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