When the Okinawan yam is cooked, its rich purple color intensifies. It can be stored up to six week s in a cool dry location.
The Bitter melon is long and slender, similar to the shape of a standard cucumber with a rough, warty edible skin and off-white translucent crisp and bitter flesh bearing flat white bitter seeds.
Inventory, 15 lbs : 24.43
This item was last sold on : 12/11/13
Fuyu Persimmons are available from mid fall through winter.
Fuyu persimmons essentially are considered the only commercial and viable supermarket-ready persimmon. Though this has not always been the case, 20th century industry standards and expectations led to their benchmark value. They qualify as the leading non-astringent persimmon, allowing for them to be eaten fresh out of hand at various times during maturation vs. other persimmons, which will absolutely require being ripened prior to eating, meaning too fragile for shipping and lowering the commercial value of the fruit within a globally distributed food culture. The Fuyu persimmon is an improved variety that benefits from a trifecta of qualities. It lacks a core, seeds or tannins (it is one of few non-astringent persimmon varieties).
Though Fuyu persimmons command an edible advantage over other persimmon counterparts, they do share common characteristics with other persimmon varieties. They have a rounded ovate beefsteak tomato shape with an indented leaf on their stem end, pumpkin colored tones in both skin and flesh and when ripe, possess layers of flavors reminiscent of pear, dates and brown sugar with a cooling finish. Their texture varies from crisp and succulent when young and perfectly ripe to more tender as they mature.
Fuyu persimmons are often used as a substitute or in tandem with apples and pears, as their texture is crisp yet tender and flavor, sweet. Though there are other varieties better suited for preserving and jamming, Fuyus are considered the most versatile persimmon because of their many possible uses and companion ingredients. They can be eaten fresh out of hand, added to cold appetizers and salads, used as a topping in pizza, pies, tarts and even ice cream. Complimentary ingredients include cranberries, pomegranates, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, cream, brown sugar, maple, soft and fresh cheeses such as burrata, mozzarella and mascarpone, pecans, pistachios, bacon, proscuitto, figs, mild lettuces and bitter greens, herbs such as basil, arugula and mint, citrus, balsamic vinegar and nut oils such as hazelnut and walnut.
In Africa, persimmon trees are known by the name "swamp ebony", referring to the fact that the lumber of the trees are used as an ebony substitute.
The Fuyu persimmon is native to Japan. It is a pollination constant variety meaning it does not change color during the ripening process nor does it require pollination to produce non-astringent fruit. It was traded and naturalized in southeast Asia and it was introduced to the United States from Japan in 1910. Reproducing fruit from the original cultivar allowed for the first ever non-astringent astringent persimmon, meaning that Fuyu's were originally astringent by nature.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Mitch's Seafood||San Diego CA||(619) 222-8787|
|Cowboy Star||San Diego CA||619-450-5880|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Sushi Ota||San Diego CA||858-270-5047|
|Nutmeg Café & Bakery||San Diego CA||858-722-8901|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Gabardine||San Diego CA||619-398-9810|
|Carolyn J. Fisher||San Diego CA||858-274-1129|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Marine Room||San Diego CA||858-551-4676|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-203-8584|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Horizon School-Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5599|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Indulchi||Chula Vista CA||919-235-1697|
|Come on in Pacific Heights||San Diego CA||858-638-0088|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||760-822-3593 sal|
|Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar||San Diego CA||619-295-6000|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|Hotel Del Coronado Sheerwater||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Petco Park (Catering)||San Diego CA||619-795-5917|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Alchemy Catering||San Diego CA||619-253-8311|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Ruffner's Cuisine||San Diego CA||619-894-4110|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Starlite||San Diego CA||619-358-9766|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Hotel Del Coronado Banquets||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Quality Social||San Diego CA||619-501-7675|
|Harney Sushi Old Town||San Diego CA||619-295-3272|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Amalfi Gourmet LLC||San Diego CA||619-379-3099|
|Roy's San Diego||San Diego CA||619-239-7697|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Indulge Contemporary Catering||San Diego CA||858-270-5700|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
|US Grant Hotel Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Sea & Smoke||Del Mar CA||858-925-8212|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|Wet Stone Winebar and Cafe||San Diego CA||619-255-2856|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Whisknladle||San Diego CA||858-551-7575|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|All American Grill||San Diego CA||619-296-9600|
|Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar||Carlsbad CA||760-729-7377|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|B Bar-Del Mar||Del Mar CA|
|B Bar-Vista||Vista CA||760-659-5585|
|The Rose Wine Pub on 30th||San Diego CA||619-280-1815|
Recipes that include Fuyu Persimmons. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Fresh Market, Daphne AL
Near Loxley, Alabama, United States
About 18 days ago, 11/24/13
Near Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
About 23 days ago, 11/19/13
Spotter's comments : Fuyu Persimmons spotted at maruetsu. 1 for 128 yen from gifu. They are looking great.
Near Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
About 27 days ago, 11/15/13
Pike Place Market
Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 39 days ago, 11/03/13
Spotter's comments : Fuyu Persimmons spotted at Pike Place Market. Suggestion..wait till they're nice and soft ;)
New Seasons Market
Near Portland, Oregon, United States
About 41 days ago, 11/02/13
Spotter's comments : Fuyu Persimmons spotted at New Seasons Market.
Near Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
About 52 days ago, 10/21/13
Spotter's comments : Fuyu Persimmons spotted at kotobukiya. Had some fuyu persimmons last night!
Near Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
About 63 days ago, 10/10/13
Spotter's comments : Fuyu Persimmons spotted at ???? ?????. Cheap! 1 for 68yen from wakayama!
Near Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
About 66 days ago, 10/07/13
Spotter's comments : Fuyu Persimmons spotted at vegetable ishibashi. No seeds inside! Sweet and juicey!
??? ??? (Isetan Shinjuku)
Near Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
About 73 days ago, 9/30/13
Spotter's comments : Fuyu Persimmons spotted at ??? ??? (Isetan Shinjuku). Basement at Times Square market
Near Sausalito, California, United States
About 326 days ago, 1/20/13
Spotter's comments : The Angelino salad with radicchio and perfectly ripe fuyu persimmons, enjoyed whilst enjoying the view of San Francisco Bay. Perfection!