Israel Sharon Persimmon
Sharon persimmons, also known as candy persimmons, are a tomato-shaped fruit that is seasonally available in fall and winter. They are similar to the fuyu persimmon in appearance but are significantly sweeter and more flavorful. Persimmons have a thin orange skin with flesh that changes texture from crisp-crunchy to tender and succulent as they ripen. They have a sweet flavor that is reminiscent of apricot jam and brown sugar with notes of citrus.
Sharon persimmons are completely without astringency and can eaten at all stages of ripeness. Persimmons are best ripened at room temperature which can be sped up by submerging the fruit in uncooked rice.
Israel sharon persimmons are world-renowned for their exceptional sweetness and great flavor. Sharoni persimmons are a Spanish variant of this fantastic fruit.