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Persimmons

Persimmons

With such a sweet, unique flavor and gorgeous orange color, the persimmon is one of our favorite autumn fruits! The Hachiya and Fuyu persimmons are the varieties commonly grown in California and have a short season from September to November, peaking in October.

Fuyu persimmons taste amazing raw and eaten fresh like an apple. Hachiya persimmons are best when fully ripe and baked into cookies, cakes and pies. 

With a sweet and unique flavor, the persimmon is a versatile fall fruit!

The Lowdown

  • Season
    Fall/Winter
  • Color
    Yellow-Orange
  • Select
    Hachiya persimmons are ripe when they have the texture of a water balloon and their skin is a deep orange. Fuyu persimmons are ripe when they are firm and yellow-orange in color.
  • Store
    Both varieties should be stored at room temperature. Hachiya persimmons, once ripe, will only stay edible for 2-3 days. Fuyu persimmons can be stored for 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

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