persimmons that are smooth, brightly colored, plump, glossy, well-rounded and still have their leaf attached.
persimmons that have bruises or blemishes and yellow patches indicating an unripe fruit.
Store at room temperature until soft and ripe. Refrigerate ripe persimmons up to 3 days.
Persimmons can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked. To eat fresh persimmons, cut or peel the skin and cut into quarters or eat whole like an apple. Consume overly ripe persimmons by removing the top leaf with a paring knife and scooping out the flesh with a spoon.
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