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Good at checking the corn for rotten parts? Good. What about apples? They’re easy to spot the bad ones. But persimmons? It all depends on what you want in one. The good persimmons isn’t about whether or not they’re actually ‘good’ (as in ripe enough, or rotten). What’s funny is even the special shapes and ‘defects’ on a persimmon can lend a certain characteristic you may or may not want to have.

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Let’s talk about the American kind — and if you want more information about persimmons, just check this out right here. The American kind, however, chances are you’ve seen quite often. They’re typically called “possum apples,” native to the eastern United States, growing on wild trees. They are indeed harvested often and are quite small — but don’t bite into those suckers. They ain’t sweet. But they’re great for salads and soups.

You might come across a persimmon that happens to have four sides. If that’s the case, don’t bite into that one either. They’re often astringent. Same goes for any persimmons possessing “concentric rings” around the leafy tops. However, if the persimmon has “cracks” around that leafy part, you might have some sweetness there. Strangely enough, the more rotten the fruit, the tastier it is!

Just Another Reason Why You HAVE to Get Yourself a Persimmon

Most haven’t even heard of the fruit. It’s not exactly the common one to get at the grocery store supermarket. Everyone loves the apple, the pear, the grapes, even the blackberries. But the real rare ones out there, like Ugli fruit, dragonfruit, and, of course, the persimmon — it’s all here. The great thing is now you know. And all the info’s right here. Want more information about more organic produce? Just check out the blog for more of our goodies!