Fuyu Persimmon, Organic and Biodynamic



In season September through December

We planted Fuyu Persimmons at Beck Grove for a number of reasons: hardiness, resistance to disease and pests, sturdiness (they’re part of the ebony tree family) and adaptability to a wide range of climates. They are deciduous trees, grow swiftly and have a strong root system, making them ideal for helping to recover habitat. Fuyus are a wonderful fruit, about the size and shape of a medium tomato. They are somewhat squat, ranging in color from a deep reddish orange to a vivid golden orange hue, with a flower-like top or stem called a calyx. The taste of a ripe persimmon is hard to describe — because a persimmon tastes like a persimmon and nothing else! The persimmon has a unique sweetness that is very delicate and luscious.  Fuyu persimmons can be eaten like an apple, crunchy or soft.

Some things never leave a person:
scent of the hair of one you love,
the texture of persimmons,
in your palm, the ripe weight.
    -Li-Young Lee

 

STORING FRUIT: We defer to the experts at the University of California Davis when we recommend storing all of our fruit at room temperature (around 70 degrees Fahrenheit) because refrigerator temperatures (usually 38-42 degrees) can damage them and/or prevent them from ripening to their best flavor and texture. Place produce in an open bowl or on a countertop out of direct sunlight to prevent produce from becoming too warm. Once cut or prepared, all fruits should be refrigerated promptly.

 

Our Passion & Our Promise — Growing and creating the highest quality produce and products. All Natural. No Additives. No Preservatives. No GMOs. Ever.

SHIPPING: We hand pick our persimmons to order and ship only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to arrive within 3 days, in order to maintain optimal freshness.