Produce 101

Food of the Gods.

In Latin, persimmons’ translation is Food of the Gods. Here is a little bit more information on the two varieties that we carry:

The Fuyu persimmon – flatter, oval-shaped and can be eaten when still firm. They are perfect for slicing or chopping up into a salad or eaten just like an apple, very sweet and quite pleasant.

The Hychiya persimmon – more elongated, heart shaped and must ripen/soften to eat; the softer they get, the sweeter they are. The Hychiya persimmon is usually used for cooking because of its mushy type texture when at its peak ripeness.

According to our Experts, here’s What’s in Season in our Produce Department.