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Fuyu persimmons drastic measures. Grocery shopping on eBay

I was introduced to fuyu persimmons years ago at the regional market when doing some holiday stockpiling. Now that I have come to love this unique fruit they are no where to be seen. I went to all my local markets and out of the way places, I even went to whole foods but no fuyu persimmons anywhere.

I even went to far as to call the big produce wholesaler at the regional market here and there were none to be had.

Last week while shopping on eBay for some obsolete auto parts it occurred to me to type in fuyu persimmons and much to my delight there was someone selling their own fuyu persimmons from their own trees in California. Well my box of 24 arrived today and now I just have to wait for them to ripen a bit before diving in.

When ripe these taste like an over sweetened apple.

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MegL wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:34 PM

I always wondered what persimmons tasted like. I think I saw some in the shop, so maybe I will try one.

Feisty56 wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:35 PM

I'm glad you were able to find these fruit that you so much enjoy, but what a shopping "trip!"

Ellis wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:40 PM

I like these as well...also known as Sharon fruit..

Scorpie wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:47 PM

Only FUYU persimmons taste good when ripe, the other kind do not.

BarbRad wrote on October 30, 2014, 8:56 PM

I've been looking for the ones that you can eat like apples before they get soft. Can't remember the name, but I can't find any yet. I normally get them at Farmers Market, but didn't see any there, either.

bestwriter wrote on October 30, 2014, 9:24 PM

I was almost going to say go to eBay and there you have said it, dealt with it and you have got what you wanted. Enjoy the fruit in the manner you like it.

LoudMan wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:14 AM

These just might be worth tying some day. The description of the taste sounds good.

Ruby3881 wrote on October 31, 2014, 4:39 AM

I've never tried them, but perhaps I can get my hands on some one day. It had never occurred to me that you could shop for fresh fruit on eBay! How clever :)

Scorpie wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:00 PM

I know, right. I would not mind picking things off my back yard that are worth two bucks each.

nerdieeds wrote on November 1, 2014, 2:58 AM

I haven't seen anything like these here in the Philippines. I have to check on Imported Sections.

AliCanary wrote on November 1, 2014, 2:21 PM

It's amazing what all is available on eBay. Enjoy!

maxeen wrote on November 2, 2014, 8:11 AM

They had them in lidl yesterday ,next to the peppers,I thought they were a different shaped pepper,will try one next time in there.

tinamarie wrote on November 4, 2014, 2:24 PM

I used to have a persimmon tree in my yard when I lived in Florida! I love them!

Scorpie wrote on November 4, 2014, 2:54 PM

That's great, I wish I had one but they are not cold hardy.

imphavok wrote on November 6, 2014, 4:40 PM

I've never heard of them before! I will have to check the grocery store the next tie I am there.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 15, 2014, 1:15 PM

I tried a variety of this fruit years ago, but I wasn't sure what to expect and I'm not sure that I gave it a chance. I'm heading to work now, but I might stop back for some questions about this later, or in a few days.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 18, 2014, 12:49 PM

I know that there is more than one type of persimmon. Do you know if they all taste similar to an apple? Also, do you take off the outer peel before eating them, or eat as they are? We sell several types of persimmon where I work when they are in season.

maxeen wrote on November 26, 2014, 4:27 PM

They are lovely in ice-cream but shouldn't be taken with prescriptions. They are 0.27 euro in Fr.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 30, 2014, 4:49 AM

Not a bad idea, if you could grow something that was in demand!

scheng1 wrote on December 20, 2014, 11:18 PM

I wonder if there is a way for you to plant the trees, then you can get the fruits direct from your backyard.

Scorpie wrote on December 21, 2014, 6:26 PM

Don't I wish! It's a little too cold here for this variety, they won't winter.