Frieda's Specialty Produce - Fuyu Persimmons

Overview

What are Fuyu Persimmons?

  • Grown in China and Japan since ancient times, the Fuyu Persimmon variety is particularly non-astringent, and has a delicious sweet, mild flavor. This tomato-shaped fruit can be eaten in any ripeness stage – firm and soft – unlike the acorn-shaped Hachiya Persimmon, which can only be eaten very ripe.

How to Eat

  • Fuyus can be eaten hard like an apple or also soft and ripe. (Peeling optional). Delicious when sliced and added to fruit salads, desserts, or quick breads. Also great on roasted or grilled. (Or wrapped in bacon!)

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin A and C.

How to Choose

  • Blemishes or black spots on skin of fruits do not affect the interior.

How to Store

  • Store in a cool place and use within 1 month. Refrigerate ripe fruit up to 3 days.

When are they in season?

  • U.S.A. Fuyu persimmons are available September through December, and Chile Fuyu persimmons are available March through July.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A. and Chile

Recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Fuyu Persimmons

Bacon-Wrapped Fuyu Persimmons Ingredients: 1 package (12- to 16-ounce) sliced bacon, cut in half 8 Fuyu Persimmons, cored and sliced into 6 wedges each 1/4 cup champagne or white wine vinegar, for brushing Salt and pepper Steps: Preheat oven to … Continue reading

Persimmon and Pomegranate Fruit Salad

Persimmon and Pomegranate Fruit Salad Ingredients 3 Fuyu persimmons, peeled and chopped into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces (discard any seeds) 3/4 cup pomegranate arils 1 Granny Smith or Fuji apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces 7 … Continue reading