Fuyu persimmons have a crisp, succulent texture. Their flavor is complex and layered, almost like taking a bite out of fall. They have a rich, honey-like sweetness with a touch of cinnamon. Their flavor profile is sometimes likened to a combination of a mango and a peach. Persimmons are unlike any other fruit and their crunchy texture makes them a unique addition to both sweet and savory recipes. Fuyu persimmons are ready to eat when you buy them at the store, just like an apple. Try using them in place of apples in a variety of recipes!


You’ll be delighted to know that persimmons not only taste delicious, but also offer a variety of immunity-boosting benefits as a source of several key vitamins and minerals. As evidenced by their bright orange color (hello, beta carotene), they are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin A. They are high in fiber and a good source of vitamin C, which is great news for your immune system. They also contain a host of other nutrients, including manganese, copper, and vitamin B6.


Fuyu persimmons resemble tomatoes in shape – they are round and squat. However, their color is bright orange with a dark “calyx,” or stem end. For the best quality, select Fuyu persimmons with a firm, smooth texture and store them at room temperature.

When are persimmons in season?

Persimmons are a seasonal fall fruit. Our California-grown Fuyu persimmons are available from September through December.

How should I store my persimmons?

Fuyu persimmons can be stored at room temperature, away from ethylene-producing fruits such as bananas or apples. We recommend eating them within a week of purchase for the best flavor and quality.

What are the best ways to eat persimmons?

The sky is the limit for persimmon ideas! You can bite into them just as you would an apple. They also make a great addition to recipes. We like them in soups, salads, and desserts. We’ve even heard of folks juicing them, which results in a sweet, nectar-like beverage. They can also be dried in a food dehydrator for a delicious sweet and crunchy snack.

Where can I find persimmons in my local grocery store produce department?

They are usually placed in the exotics section next to items like mangoes, papayas, and dragon fruit. If you don’t see them, ask your local produce manager when they will arrive!

Where do persimmons come from?

Persimmons were originally cultivated in China more than 2,000 years ago and introduced to Japan in the 7th century. Japanese persimmons were introduced to the U.S. in the 1800s in several growing regions. These persimmons comprise most of what is available at grocery stores today. California is now the largest persimmon-producing state in the U.S., and Nature’s Partner is the largest persimmon supplier in North America.