Persimmons were a favorite fruit while living in Israel, but they can be grown in the states, too. They taste sweet and can be found seasonally between November and February. I bought some at the store, but they are hard. How can I tell when they are ready to eat?
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Dear St Clair Jack - Again, everyone reminds me of important points, that this fruit needs to hard frost to ripen. Thank you!
Thanks so much. Seems I've been waiting a long time for them to soften up and I don't want them to rot before they are even ready to eat. I appreciate the cultural information and reminding me they were called Sharon fruit! :-)
Do you recommend putting in refrigerator at any time? They are still hard and some dark black spots starting to appear. You can see the leaves starting to brown and turn yellow.
If they are ripe just keep persimmons in a plastic bag in your refrigerator but if they are still firm let them sit at room temperature.