Hachiya Persimmon

The most common variety of astringent persimmons, hachiya, has to be completely ripe and almost mushy before eating. The fruit's tannins make the unripe fruit unpalatable to eat, unless the flesh of the heart-shaped fruit has completely softened. To ripen hard fruit simply place on a counter in sunlight and allow the fruit to ripen, or place in a paper bag to quicken the ripening process. Hachiya are small to medium sized fruit, and orange to red-orange in color. Hachiyas may be added to puddings, cakes or place the fruit whole in the freezer for an icy treat!

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 persimmon (150 g)
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 105
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 27g
    • Fiber: 5g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 19%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 2%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

September-Decemeber, peak in late October and November

Also Known As

Ripe fruit should be stored in the refrigerator, and will hold for about a week. Unripe fruit will hold in the refrigerator will hold for about a month.

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