Our organic Hachiya persimmons are orange in color like the Fuyu variety that we grow in our orchard, but the similarity ends there. They both are distinct in appearance, texture, flavor and each lend a unique eating experience. Unlike the flat-bottomed Fuyus, Hachiya persimmons are elongated in shape and taper towards the end, resembling Roma tomatoes.
The Hachiyas are shipped immediately after picking, while they are still firm; but they aren't ready to eat upon arrival. A Hachiya persimmon needs to sit on your kitchen counter or in your fruit bowl until it softens up considerably. The fruit is ripe and ready to eat when it appears to be very soft, almost over-ripe, and ready to burst. If the texture of Hachiya persimmons is not soft and jelly-like, the fruit will be astringent and not ready to be consumed.
When ripe, the Hachiya can be cut open and the flesh scooped out with a spoon. It's a decadent, natural jelly and can also be used to make pudding.
3lbs = Approx. 6 fruits
5lbs = Approx. 12 fruits
10lbs = Approx. 24 fruits
With standard shipping, this item ships Monday through Wednesday for delivery within two to three business days.