Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Fuyu Persimmons
Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else. Say hello when you see him in the store!
- Choose Fuyus that are firm, squat and rounded with a full orange color, close to that of a pumpkin.
- Store Fuyus at room temperature or in a cool place, but not in the refrigerator – unlike most produce, persimmons stored in a refrigerated area (about 40°F) will actually go bad faster than if stored at room temperature.
- After about three weeks, Fuyus will soften (somewhat like the Hachiya) and will have reached their peak sweetness.
- Though Fuyus look heartier than Hachiyas, they can also bruise easily, so handle them with care.