So, if you like your fruit crisp and sweet, like an apple or a pear, Fuyus are a good bet. Whenever you’re ready to eat the persimmons, let them thaw for an hour or so until the flesh is soft enough to break with a spoon. what should I do ? “Don’t eat the leafy part on top …. When they are soft, squishy and ready to burst (many people say they resemble water balloons when ripe), they’re ready to eat. Cut the persimmon in half, from the stem to the tail, to split the core into two halves. Where to find Cachi. Persimmons are a relatively good source of fiber and an excellent source of Vitamin A. ", "Great step by step instructions, as I had no idea about this fruit. Would it require the use of sugar? Fuyu persimmons work well chopped into salads or made into a salsa. There are three reasons: First, because they are somewhat hard to transplant (but not hard to grow). There are two ways to eat a persimmon: One is to slice it in half and scoop out the meat with a spoon. Cut off the green leaves. It turns out that the dehydration process yields a very concentrated sweetness. When I got home, I realized I don't know how to tell if they are, "Someone gave me a bag of persimmons; I never had them before and just needed to know the best way to deal with, "I hadn't a clue what this pretty fruit was in the store. If a persimmon does not comply to this, let it ripen on the counter until it reaches a bright overall coloring and then just eat it or use it in a salad. Read the identification guide above if you're not sure about your persimmon type. There are also antioxidants in persimmons which may have some positive health effects. ", keeping a close eye on them from now on. I like to leave the skins on slices of fuyus and add them to salads. I wish I had read, "This is our first time to see and know about this kind of fruit. Yes, it will be a delightful addition to a salad, it is quite delicious. Cut off the leaves with a sharp knife. To create this article, 65 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Most people (as in my Instagram audience that responded to a poll) prefer the crunchier Fuyu persimmon over the astringent Hachiya, which you must not eat … They may cause digestive blockage, and the seeds are especially dangerous to dogs, horses, and other species. The size of the fruit ranges from 1.5-9.0 cm (0.5-4.0 in) in diameter, with the shapes being spherical, acorn-like, or pumpkin-like. Throw frozen persimmons into your favorite smoothie recipe for extra nutrients. What are the health benefits of persimmons? Using a knife, cut off the leaf-like flower and stem. Every branch and twig and stem may be crowded with the luscious golden globes of goodness. I learned a lot more than I could imagine. Slice and dry persimmons in the oven to make natural fruit strips. However it is recommended that you skin it because the skin is very hard to chew and is not very sweet. This can vary by region. The easiest way to eat a sweet persimmon is to slice the persimmon in half and eat it raw. Have had some given to me so now feel confident with, "I was ignorant of the fruit, some producers in W Australia have more than they can sell (Manjimup area). Some varieties are astringent if the inside is seedless and light-colored. Thanks. I froze some persimmon but it turns out they defrost inedibly mushy. Be careful if you’re eating the super soft Hachiya persimmon, you might get persimmon juices running down your arm – just like you would with a good juicy peach. I had tried an unripened one with the, "I just bought persimmons on a whim at Costco.