When Are Persimmons Ripe? Let Their Color and Texture Tell You!
If the first persimmon you ever bite into isn’t ripe, the odds are that you’ll never bite into another. Most unripe persimmons are loaded with bitter-tasting tannins that will dry and pucker your mouth for hours. Given time to ripen, however, persimmons become intensely sweet, soft and juicy. Our guide to knowing just when persimmons are ripe is your ticket to a decadently delicious experience.