Persimmon

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Persimmon
Persimmon

Interesting facts about hachiya persimmon

Are you aware that persimmons originated in Asia?

  • Are you aware that persimmons grow on trees?
  • Are you aware that it takes a persimmon tree approximately 7 to 8 years before it produces fruit?
  • Are you aware that persimmons are about the size of an apple?
  • Are you aware that the persimmon has four large papery leaves at the stem?
  • Are you aware that persimmons have a very thin skin?
  • Are you aware that China, Korea and Japan are the major producers of persimmons?
Dried persimmons
Dried persimmons
  • Are you aware that in Japan persimmons are known as the “divine food” because they are so sweet?
  • Are you aware that you can hasten the ripening of persimmon by putting it into a paper bag with a banana or apple?
  • Are you aware that there are hundreds of varieties of persimmons but 2 types are popular in the U.S., Hachiya and Fuyu?
  • Are you aware that the Hachiya are heart shaped and bright orange with an orange-red flesh?
  • Are you aware that the Hachiya persimmon is super sweet when ripe but bitter when not ripe? (Hachiya persimmons contain tannins which make them bitter if they are not totally ripened.)
  • Are you aware that the Hachiya persimmon has black seeds that are edible?
  • Are you aware that the Hachiya persimmon should be very soft before you eat, almost like a firm jelly?
  • Are you aware that you can cut the Hachiya persimmon and scoop out the flesh and eat with a spoon?
Persimmon Pudding
Persimmon Pudding
  • Are you aware that the Fuyu persimmons are sometimes called fujis?
  • Are you aware that Fuyu persimmons look like bright orange squatty tomatoes?
  • Are you aware that the Fuyu persimmons can be eaten when soft and ripe or when firm? (This variety of persimmons will be sweet at both stages.)
  • Are you aware that Fuyu persimmons have a few large brown seeds that should be thrown out before eating the fruit?
  • Are you aware that a Fuyu persimmon can be eaten like an apple with the skin?
  • Are you aware that persimmons can be eaten raw, dried or used in a variety of dessert dishes such as pies, cookies, cakes and puddings?
  • Are you aware that in Indiana there is an annual persimmon festival with a persimmon pudding contest? (Persimmon pudding is baked and has the texture of pumpkin pie. It is almost always topped with whipped cream.)

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