Kaki Fruit/ Persimmon – Each

£0.80

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This thin-skinned, golden fruit requires thought and time to enjoy at its best. When ripe and firm the flesh of traditional varieties is very astringent and unpleasant. However, once fully ripened, when it softens to a satiny jelly, the flesh is wonderfully textured and both taste and scent are delightfully rich and aromatic without being overpowering. Persimmons seen most often in the UK are also known as ‘kaki’ and are East Asian in origin. Increasingly available and popular, in some recent years they have out-sold mangoes in the UK market. A newer variety, usually sold as Sharon-fruit, can be enjoyed when firm and a little crisp – but it’s not the same experience as offered by the traditional fruit. There is also an American persimmon native to the Eastern States, which is often baked into a spiced cake rather like pumpkin pie, and the black sapote of Mexico is also a variety of the fruit.

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This thin-skinned, golden fruit requires thought and time to enjoy at its best. When ripe and firm the flesh of traditional varieties is very astringent and unpleasant. However, once fully ripened, when it softens to a satiny jelly, the flesh is wonderfully textured and both taste and scent are delightfully rich and aromatic without being overpowering. Persimmons seen most often in the UK are also known as ‘kaki’ and are East Asian in origin. Increasingly available and popular, in some recent years they have out-sold mangoes in the UK market. A newer variety, usually sold as Sharon-fruit, can be enjoyed when firm and a little crisp – but it’s not the same experience as offered by the traditional fruit. There is also an American persimmon native to the Eastern States, which is often baked into a spiced cake rather like pumpkin pie, and the black sapote of Mexico is also a variety of the fruit.

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Kaki Fruit/ Persimmon - Each

£0.80