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Oct 6, 2009 05:17 AM

Where can I get some fuyu persimmons?

After moving from California a year ago, I planted a persimmon tree in my yard, but it's too young to bear fruit at this point. So, until my tree starts producing, where can I buy some fuyu persimmons in the Princeton area? I will travel, if necessary.

Last year, there were some "sharon fruits" at some stores -- those are the persimmons grown in Israel. They weren't bad, but they were a bit beaten up after the long trip from Israel, so they were soft in parts, mealy in other parts, and not quite the same as eating a fresh, crisp, sweet fuyu persimmon.

Please help... I'm getting the DTs due to this persimmon deprivation...

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  1. Last year i saw the persimmons at the Great Wall Asian market on rte 27 in franklin (about 10 miles from princeton) but haven't been there recently to see if they are in stock now.

    1. You might want to try Delicious Orchards in Colt's Neck.. they have a wide variety of fruits (and vegetables), many of which I'd never seen in supermarkets. Perhaps they could even order them for you.

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      1. re: MarlboroMan

        to second this, i was just there on sunday and saw persimmons.

        1. re: MarlboroMan

          They had them at DO this morning. (Duck bacon too!)

        2. The H Mart in Cherry Hill, NJ has them regularly. You might want to try and see if any local Asian Markets carry them as well.

          1. I also saw Fuyu Persimmons on eBay, of all places. 10 pounds for $25 including shipping.

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            1. re: MarlboroMan

              saw some in Mitsuwa Marketplace, Edgewater Nj this weekend.

              1. re: yCf

                I've bought persimmons at the Hong Kong Supermarket on Rt 18S in East Brunswick.

            2. saw them at stop n shop in aberdeen last week, although they didn't look very fresh