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Inventory, 28 ct : 2.80
This item was last sold on : 11/19/17
Hachiya persimmons are rounded, slightly elongated and acorn-shaped, coming to a blunted point at their non-stem end. When fully ripe the fruits are a beautiful deep orange. Another indicator of ripeness is that the fruit should feel like a water balloon when resting in your hand. The skins are thin, similar to a tomato. The flesh is even deeper orange in color and more striking then the skin. When ripe the flesh is jellied in texture. The flavor is candy sweet and possesses nuances of baking spices, raisins and brown sugar.
Hachiya persimmons are available in the winter months.
The Hachiya persimmon, also known as Beekeeper, is botanically classified as Diospyros kaki 'Hachiya'. It is the fruit of a deciduous and evergreen tree of the Ebenaceae (Ebony) genus. The Hachiya is one of over 200 known species of persimmons, though it has been documented that there are over 1000 actual varieties. Persimmon trees evolve new varieties out of natural occurring mutations. Thus, there are new sub species that may or may not have been recorded over time. The Hachiya persimmon is a pollination constant type persimmon, which means that it does not require pollination to be non-astringent.
Ripe Hachiya persimmons can be eaten out of hand, the flesh cut in half and spooned out of its thin skin. It also happens to be a versatile winter fruit for many applications both sweet and savory. It can be made into purees, sherbets, ice creams, jams, compotes, puddings, breads, cakes, pies and tarts. Complimentary pairings include pomegranates, pears, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, cream, maple syrup, honey, prunes, dates, citrus zest, almonds, pistachios, light vinaigrette's, pork chops, shrimp, basil, chiles such as Thai and red serranos, aged hard cheeses such as Manchego and Parmesan cheese.
Persimmons are native to China where they have been cultivated for centuries, marking the beginning of more than two thousand different cultivars. Persimmons eventually spread to Korea and Japan, landing in California in the mid 1800s. By 1930, California was host to over 200,000 trees. Hachiya persimmons are one of the most widely cultivated persimmon varieties in California. Hachiya persimmons grow most successfully in areas that have moderate winters and relatively mild summers.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Hotel Del Coronado 1500 Restaurant||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Patron's Corner||San Diego CA||619-838-3560|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-434-1900|
|Project Wildlife||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
Recipes that include Hachiya Persimmons. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Two Peas and Their Pod||Persimmon Cookies|
|Masala Herb||Persimmon Lemon Jam|
|Eat in my Kitchen||Persimmons, Mozzarella di Bufala, Prosciutto di Parma and Basil|
|Running to the Kitchen||Cinnamon-Nut Stuffed Persimmons|
|Tasty Kitchen||Spiced Persimmon Muffins|
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