Fuyu Persimmons and Hachiya Persimmons
Fuyu Persimmons and Hachiya Persimmons :
What's the Difference?
Fuyu and Hachiya persimmons are the two most common persimmon varieties available in North America. They are both from a genus called "fruit of the gods" in Greek and they are both in season in the fall. Here are some facts/tips to remember how to buy, store, and use them below.
Note: If you encounter seeds, simply remove and discard them.
Hachiyas are commonly thought of as "baking" persimmons and are usually peeled and pureed into a pulp to add to baked goods. They add stable moisture and a mild, pumpkin-like flavor to cakes, puddings, smoothies, and other treats.
And, because we are the leader in specialty product varieties,, we would be remiss if we didn't include the Cinnamon Persimmon.
Our Cinnamon Persimmons are a great winter salad ingredient when accompanied by walnuts and pomegranate seeds. For a real taste treat, enjoy this sweeter variety of persimmon with a crisp, juicy flavor. Cinnamon Persimmons, exclusively from Melissa’s!
Beneath the deep orange skin lies a golden flesh with flecks of brown, an indication that this is no ordinary persimmon. Many liken the fruit of this variety to both the Fuyu and Hachiya combined with a sprinkling of cinnamon. They can be eaten out of hand when they become soft to the touch as well as used in cakes, tarts, and puddings.
Cinnamon Persimmons from Melissa’s are hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose smooth, brightly-colored Cinnamon Persimmons that are plump and firm. Ripen at room temperature and store refrigerated for several days. Then simply rinse, peel and slice.
How to Buy and Store PersimmonsWhether Fuyu or Hachiya, look for persimmons that are bright and plump and feel heavy for their size. They should have glossy looking skin without any cracks or bruises. Persimmons from Melissa’s are hand-selected for excellent quality. Ripen at room temperature and store refrigerated for several days. Then simply rinse, peel and slice. You could speed up the ripening by storing them in a paper bag.
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