The Fuyu persimmon is an improved variety that benefits from a trifecta of qualities; it lacks a core, seeds, and tannins (tannins equate to an astringent persimmon). Fuyu persimmons have a squat and rounded beefsteak tomato like shape and are capped with an indented leaf on their stem end. Fuyu boasts pumpkin colored tones in both skin and flesh and when ripe possess layers of flavor reminiscent of pear, dates and brown sugar with nuances of cinnamon. Their texture varies from crisp and succulent when young to more tender as they mature. Fruits are ready for harvest when skins are deep orange and unlike most other persimmon types have no astringency and are ready to eat when still firm.
While some of us do eat lots of fruits each day, many of those seem to be the same traditional fruits over and over. And while there is nothing wrong with that, as all fruits are delicious and highly nutritious, there is nothing like exploring the unknown fruits of the Earth and adding them into our diets perhaps regularly or perhaps on some rare occasions as those extra special treats.
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