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January 16, 2012


Unripe Hachiya persimmons can be quick-ripened in the freezer. They seem to react to the fake "frost." They're a bit more watery on thawing but still quite tasty.

I've never had a persimmon - heck I only had my first pomegranate last month!
I'm not sure I'd ever want to try one now!

curioser and curioser... when I saw your photo at the top I thought, huh, they call those Sharon fruit over here (in the UK), maybe that is what persimmons are...

Maybe, maybe not, who knows? I've never seen persimmons for sale in the UK. I've never actually been brave enough to buy and eat a sharon fruit yet either!

I grew up with native persimmons, and they are very astringent when not ripe. When almost rotting, they are delicious. They are small with fairly large seeds, so it takes a bit of work to get enough persimmon meat to make a dessert. I usually pick them off the ground (trees can get tall) and suck the meat out. A small snack on a walk in the woods (or backyard).

Hilarious! I had the same experience and your description was spot-on. I thought my taste buds would never be the same again...

Thank you so much for this post!!  I went out and bought persimmons for the very first time (the Fuya variety) and they are great!! I have traveled all over the world and tried so many different fruits and just when I think I have a handle on them, BAM! another one presents itself and I don't know how I missed it. Anyway, I found a recipe for a "rainbow salad" that used persimmons and that was amazing too!! Today my life became a little richer, and for that, once again, thank you.

(Oops, that's Fuyu not Fuya)

Oops, last comment never loaded. Looked for Fuyus at my Market Basket and Trader Joe's today (North Shore, Mass.). Sigh. Nothing. I'm going to try my other Market Basket (Salem) which sometimes has a wider selection of Asian items. If not, there are several Asian markets in Lynn. Persimmon perseverance.

I was searching my reader for all things persimmon, and this post was great. I had the same experience with not knowing the difference. I thought I was dying or being poisoned!

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