TYPES of persimmons: Which ones can we find?

Only great experts are able to appreciate the small nuances in each of the types of persimmons that exist , taking into account that there are thousands of them. Butthere is a unique persimmon in the world, and we have it in Valencia .

And if you want to know where to buy very good quality fruit directly from the farmer , we have the solution. At Campos del Abuelo we do not work with chemicals , our fruit goes directly from the garden to your home.

We can say, in general, that persimmons are divided into two groups : astringent and non-astringent. Although yes, the varieties in each of them are very numerous. For all those people who do not yet have much information about this delicious fruit, we will tell you more details below .

Astringent persimmons

These fruits ripen completely on the tree , and then must be subjected to a process to eliminate their astringency . If you want to carry out this task, we recommend placing them in a pot with a glass of beer for a few days. The main astringent varieties are the following.

  • Bright red : It comes from a unique variety that is only produced in our community, the Valencian Community. It has a delicate skin and hard pulp.
  • Eureka : Eureka persimmons come from a smaller tree that tolerates drought and cold very well. It has high productivity.
  • Hachiya : In this case, they come from a large tree, which produces a large number of fruits. They are among the most astringent and their meat is eaten like a pudding.
  • Koushu-Hyakume : This fruit is one of the varieties of Japanese persimmon. It is also very popular and is often used for drying.

Non-astringent persimmons

All persimmons belonging to this species can be consumed after harvesting, as they do not need any further treatment . They are collected in late autumn and during winter.

  • Fuyu : Its fruits are bright orange on the outside and somewhat paler on the inside. Its pulp is dense and crunchy and may be reminiscent of fuji apples.
  • Honan red : It is very similar to the previous variety, with the difference that the fruits are very sweet and orange-red in color.
  • Jiro : It is the lowest variety. It produces yellow fruits, which are very sweet and are collected at the beginning of autumn.
  • Sharon : It is also known as Triumph. Its fruits are soft and have little flavor, which can be consumed even if they are hard.

Eating this fruit is a great choice for a healthy diet . Although it has a strong sweet flavor, it pairs well with savory ingredients . For this reason, it can be added to all types of recipes: fruit salads, mueslis, salads, etc. For example, Sharon persimmon can add an exquisite touch to a spring salad with orange vinaigrette .

Because their season is short , you'll probably want to save them for later. For proper conservation, we recommend storing them in the refrigerator and handling them little.

We have already told you on some occasion that persimmons can be astringent or not . Those that are need a process through which their astringency is eliminated, and that does not take too long. With this they are ready for consumption. So you probably want to know how to remove astringency from persimmons .

In conclusion, in recent years, the Mediterranean basin has become a reference place for the production of persimmons in Europe. Specifically in Valencia, where we have the best persimmons that we sell through our online store.

Remember that at Campos Del Abuelo you have seasonal fruit directly from the farmer to your table.

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