kuritekurite Raw Newbie

Hi I just bought a persimmon today (ive never eaten one before) and im assuming its very unripe as it is still orange and hard. How do you ripen these? I heard that you might even have to freeze them? Any info would be great.



  • Try putting it inside a bowl of flour for 24 hours. Cover it with the flour.

  • kuritekurite Raw Newbie

    Is there other ways? Ive also heard you should do that with vodka to get rid of the bitterness. What does the flour do?

  • You can try putting the perssimons in a paper bag with a banana or apple to ripen. they are very bitter when not very ripe.

  • kuritekurite Raw Newbie

    So you can ripen them like any other fruit? How do you know when fully ripe????

  • they turn really orange and sometimes they get these black spots on them but you can still eat them. you'll know when you touch the perssimon , they will be very soft and mushy. They are so good when really ripe their like a soft sweet jelly. Yumm!!

  • ambiguousambiguous Raw Newbie

    There are some persimmons that are ripe before they're really mushy. Generally, the ones that kind of have a point (hachiya) do need to be mushy before you eat them. Persimmons that don't have a point but are kind of shaped like a flatter tomato (fuyu) can still be eaten while firm, though they benefit from being a little soft, like a ripe peach would be. Either way, when ripe the persimmon will be candy-sweet and delicious. Enjoy!

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