How to Pick this Sweet Winter Treat

Similar in appearance to tomatoes, persimmons are best served when smooth and plump with bright glossy skin and the stem cap attached. Want to enjoy a persimmon right away? Look for fruit that is a bit soft and even shriveled. Avoid those that are bruised or overly hard. A persimmon will ripen after harvest. Store at room temperature or in a paper bag and check daily for ripeness. Ready to sample this tasty treat? Try our simple and delicious recipe for Bruleed Persimmons with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar.