Unripened persimmons can be really bitter, which is a sharp contrast to a perfectly ripened fruit. Knowing when to pick them though can be a little tricky, and there are things you should know. It’s helpful to know which variety of tree you have since they both ripen at different times. This article can help you identify what you have to work with and how to get the the perfect fruit you’ve been craving.
- Pick persimmons at the right time: this can change for each one (wild or astringent) so be careful!
- Due to wildlife and bruising tendencies, persimmons can be ripened off the tree. Use sharp object to pull off tree with small stem attached
- Persimmons can ripen at room temperature, or stored in fridge 1 month, or in freezer 8 months
“Cut the fruit from the tree with either hand pruners or a sharp knife when harvesting persimmon fruit. Leave a bit of the stem attached.”