Italian name: Loti (cachi) maturi
Weight order: 5-6 kg
Description: They have a rounded ovate beefsteak tomato shape with an indented leaf on their stem end, pumpkin colored tones in both skin and flesh and when ripe, possess layers of flavors reminiscent of pear, dates and brown sugar with a cooling finish. Their texture varies from crisp and succulent when young and perfectly ripe to more tender as they mature.
Serving suggestion: persimmons are often used as a substitute or in tandem with apples and pears, as their texture is crisp yet tender and flavor, sweet. . They can be eaten fresh out of hand, added to cold appetizers and salads, used as a topping in pies, tarts and even ice cream.