Sharon Persimmons

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Sharon persimmons (aka Sharon Fruit, Triumph Persimmons) are a persimmon variety originally from Israel (named after the Sharon Valley) and now grown in Europe & the Middle East. They’re seedless and quite sweet while still firm, but can also be further ripened until soft.

Like other persimmons, sharon fruit are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber.

Size:

Approximately 10 persimmons (about 4-5 lbs.)

Season:

Starts in January – 1-4 months depending on availability

Origin:

Spain or Israel, depending on availability

Ripen Sharon fruit to your desired level of ripeness on the counter, then move them to the refrigerator to extend their shelf life.

Sharon fruit can be consumed (with or without the skin) as a snack or used in recipes similarly to fuyu persimmons. Try cubing them and adding them to fruit or vegetable salads, blending them into smoothies, or using them in desserts, sauces or savory dishes.

Try pairing sharon fruit with flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves or ginger, cream, sweet potatoes, bourbon, brandy, yogurt, custard, vanilla beans or caramel. They’re also great with nuts like pecans, almonds, and walnuts. Though rarely paired with meat, they can work with pork.

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