How To Ripen a Persimmon

They look like tomatoes, but don’t let that fool you. Persimmons grow on trees, taste like candy, and can turn even ordinary salads into something uniquely special. So if you find them in your supermarket, grab ’em! This video from Filippo Berio will show you how to ripen them at home.

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It’s best to buy persimmons before they’re ripe, and then ripen them at home. Simply place your unripe persimmons in a paper bag to speed up the process. When they’re ripe, place the bag in the fridge. Interestingly, persimmons are ripe when they turn orange, not red.

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