Persimmon

A fruit with red-orange skin and flesh which comes in several varities: the Hachiya or Japanese is round with a pointed base (3 inches in diameter), soft when ripe and can be very bitter if underripe; Fuyu is smaller and tomato shaped, and firm even when ripe; Sharon fruit is a swee, round Israeli version

Plural: Persimmons

Season: November - March

How to select: Look for plump, soft fruit but not mushy (fuyu should still be firm).

How to store: Ripen at room temperature, and store in refrigerator up to 3 days when ripe.

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