FUYU Persimmons

The ADD4 Extension for the Fruit Share this week had Fuyu persimmons. http://www.specialtyproduce.com states : “They qualify as the leading non-astringent persimmon, allowing for them to be eaten fresh out of hand at various times during maturation vs. other persimmons, which will absolutely require being ripened prior to eating, meaning too fragile for shipping and lowering the commercial value of the fruit within a globally distributed food culture. The Fuyu persimmon is an improved variety that benefits from a trifecta of qualities. It lacks a core, seeds or tannins (it is one of few non-astringent persimmon varieties).”

Wanted to share this info–in the past I thought persimmons had to be almost mushy before you could eat them–but not the FUYU persimmons. It has no core or seeds–so chop it up in a salad or eat it as a snack!

Hope you enjoyed your dates, too!

Learning more about your FRUIT!–The Farmer’s Wife

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Kim Douglas on October 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Love, love, loved the dates. So big and so soft and tasty. Really enjoyed one persimmon so far that was softer than rest. haven’t tried eating them like an apple as stated on box but will enjoy either way. In my opinion the fruit share was the most to my liking when it came from Costco. Thanks for trying the fruit share this year; sounded like it was a lot of extra work and difficulty. I enjoyed your garden very much and I too thank the Lord for a great growing season. Yum!! I cooked my sugar pie pumpkins yesterday and was I ever impressed…never had them before…no wonder they call them “sugar” 🙂

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