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.
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!!
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!