Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Persimmons: Fuyu

Fuyu Persimmon

Persimmon trees were everywhere in Japan when we were on vacation there during October.  At first we thought they were apple trees, but upon closer inspection they were laden with orange fruit, the persimmon.

When we returned, I was surprised to see them in Wegman's, but they must be ripe in California right now.  So, I bought a few of each kind of persimmon to try.  There are two.

This is the first one we tried:  The FUYU.

To remember the difference, I think of fuyu as the tomato-looking one.  You can eat it as you would a tomato. 

The FUYU can be eaten when it is firm, as soon as you bring it home, and all the way until it goes soft. 

The taste reminds me of a cross between a plum and a mango.  Reminds a little of a peach, too.  Hard to describe. 

It's good!



  1. I've never tasted one, so never thought of buying one! Thanks for letting us know how they are eaten. Now I'll try them out.

  2. nice opinion... thanks for sharing....