These are Fuyu persimmons. They are ripe when they are bright orange with no yellow or green on the fruit. For this kind of persimmon, you can eat it while it is firm and just peel and eat. They may have the odd seed inside. These are one of my favorite fruit .... yummmmm. The taste reminds me a little of pumpkin pie filling because to me it tastes like it has already been spiced.
If you ever go shopping for these, watch out for another kind of persimmon, the Hachiya persimmon. It looks the same but much bigger and even if it is all bright orange you still have to wait till it is very soft and mushy before it is edible. If you eat the Hachiya before it's mushy it will coat your tongue and make it feel "furry".
Hope you enjoy, Peace. :o)
YOU DONT NEED TO PEEL THEM
I HAVE STAPLED ON THESE FOR MONTHS
yes agreed Sebastian, no need to peel, just wash well if not organic...
yes, they will ripen off the tree, you can speed this up if you want by putting them in a bag ( paper or plastic ) with a few apples ( the ripening apples give off gas which helps the other fruit - in this case the fuyu persimons - ripen.... )
Yes, the Hachiya persimons that Kimber mentions above are absolutely amazing and I have stapled on them for months...
Hope this helps... xx