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Where can I get some fuyu persimmons?

glutton Oct 6, 2009 05:17 AM

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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    bfl13 RE: glutton Oct 6, 2009 05:55 AM

    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.

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      MarlboroMan RE: glutton Oct 6, 2009 06:46 AM

      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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        RPMcMurphy RE: MarlboroMan Oct 6, 2009 07:18 AM

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

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          MGZ RE: MarlboroMan Oct 30, 2009 10:33 AM

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

        2. mschow RE: glutton Oct 6, 2009 10:20 AM

          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.

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            MarlboroMan RE: glutton Oct 6, 2009 10:42 AM

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

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              yCf RE: MarlboroMan Oct 12, 2009 05:27 AM

              saw some in Mitsuwa Marketplace, Edgewater Nj this weekend.

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                christine1438 RE: yCf Oct 16, 2009 08:47 AM

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

            2. njchowgal RE: glutton Oct 17, 2009 05:35 PM

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

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                glutton RE: glutton Oct 19, 2009 03:38 AM

                I found some at the Great Wall chinese grocery store on Route 27 in Franklin/South Brunswick. They were 5 for $3, which is not too bad of a price. They tasted pretty good, though they were picked from the tree a bit earlier than I'd like. Still, I'd take these over nothing, that's for sure.

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                  bfl13 RE: glutton Oct 19, 2009 04:12 AM

                  Glutton- glad you were able to find them at GW. I saw them again last week and meant to post that they were back.

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