View Full Version : Fuyu Persimmons
10-24-2012, 03:33 AM
I went to my local Asian market last night to purchase Thai coconuts (boy, did I get a deal! :woot: ) and they had fresh, local Fuyu persimmons (at least they look like Fuyu's). They are light orange with some green and I don't think they are ripe.
Does anyone have experience ripening Fuyu persimmons?
10-24-2012, 03:39 AM
my experience is that persimmons do ripen if allowed to.
10-24-2012, 05:34 AM
Yes, you can allow them to ripen. You can speed up the ripening by putting them in a paper bag with either a banana or an apple. But check them regularly so they don't over-ripen.
10-26-2012, 02:01 AM
Yeah the persimmons are seasonal here and you only see them around this time same with the cranberries. I got a major deal on pineapples ($1 each), I grabbed 4 of them. The persimmons are pricy here though, at first they had them 2 for $3, then today they were $1 each. I got 3 of them. But I remember last year they were 50 cents each. Mine are firm but orange. So I figure they need a few days to ripe.
10-27-2012, 09:02 PM
The persimmons are pricy here though, at first they had them 2 for $3, then today they were $1 each.
Try an Asian market. The one nearest me had them for $1.29 a pound. So, they were about .25 cents each. Mine haven't changed color at all. I hope they don't rot before they ripen!
10-27-2012, 09:07 PM
I've seen dried persimmons in my asian market. They are usually <$2 for a packet of 4-6 and are very tasty. Can I assume they are raw - I read that not all dried fruit is raw?
10-28-2012, 01:13 AM
You certainly can't assume it - though they may be. Fresh will taste better anyway.
10-28-2012, 11:33 AM
i buy them from costco and eat them regardless of the level of ripeness. i just had two for breakfast... crisp and yummy. as they ripen the flavour changes and they soften. i love them i love them i love them!!!
10-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Me too. I love the way the bits in the middle almost pop when you bite them.
10-28-2012, 06:07 PM
nodding in agreement...
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