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The Fuyu persimmon has a rounded squat, beefsteak tomato shape with an indented leaf on its stem end. The thin skin has a pumpkin orange color, as does the flesh. When ripe, it possess layers of spicy yet sweet flavors reminiscent of pear, dates and brown sugar. The texture varies from crisp and succulent when young and just ripe to more tender as they mature.
Fuyu persimmons are available in the fall through mid-winter.
Fuyu persimmons 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).