HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Persimmons: best place to buy/order a case

jessieinbelmont Nov 21, 2009 12:10 PM

Has anyone seen cases of persimmons around anywhere, either locally or to order online? Any variety is fine. My husband and son can't get enough of them right now!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. StriperGuy RE: jessieinbelmont Nov 21, 2009 12:36 PM

    As you seem to be in Belmont Arax in Watertown usually has them. Keep in mind the fuyu varieties can be eaten right away hard and crunchy, but the Hachiya (pointy) can't be eaten until they are very ripe (mushy) which can take a month. I love both but they are very different.


    If they don't have them at Arax, any of the Asian markets has them for sure either in Chinatown, Allston, or the new Korean place in Burlington.

    1 Reply
    1. re: StriperGuy
      queeny RE: StriperGuy Dec 4, 2009 05:05 PM

      for Hachiya persimmons, put them in a brown paper bag with a few apples, & fold up the bag, the ethylene gas from apple would help them
      ripe up in a few days, a wk the most, & without the bitter after taste . banana will do too, but then you cannot eat the banana, over ripe

      PS : jessieinbelmont, try not to eat too much, it will cause constipation.
      growing up, if we had diarrhea, we were fed dry persimmons

    2. galangatron RE: jessieinbelmont Nov 21, 2009 02:43 PM

      there were plenty of cases of fresh persimmons last week at the h-mart in burlington

      1 Reply
      1. re: galangatron
        fesenjan RE: galangatron Nov 24, 2009 11:10 AM

        H-mart still had lots of cases as of Sun the 22nd.

      2. kobuta RE: jessieinbelmont Nov 21, 2009 02:47 PM

        My mom bought a box from CMart in Chinatown (I'd go to the bigger ones if you opt to go here - either the one on Herald St or the one by Hei La Moon).

        1. s
          Spenbald RE: jessieinbelmont Nov 21, 2009 03:14 PM

          Russo's has had them in the past, but I don't remember if I saw them last week. I'm sure others can confirm whether or not they have them.

          4 Replies
          1. re: Spenbald
            StriperGuy RE: Spenbald Nov 21, 2009 03:49 PM

            This time of year Russo's will almost always have them.

            1. re: StriperGuy
              joebloe RE: StriperGuy Nov 21, 2009 07:00 PM

              There are many cases of them at Truong Thinh on Dorchester Ave the past few weeks. I'm no fan of persimmon but they're actually pretty good and sweet this year.

              1. re: joebloe
                Atos RE: joebloe Nov 24, 2009 10:21 AM

                pointy persimmons can be eaten in 24 hours when you bring them home put them in the freezer for 24 hours then let them thaw: mushy and delicious right away or eat semi defrosted for an ice cream like treat enjoy

                1. re: Atos
                  jessieinbelmont RE: Atos Dec 2, 2009 09:00 AM

                  Wow! I never thought of doing that. It sounds yummy! Thanks!

          2. k
            kitsune RE: jessieinbelmont Nov 25, 2009 07:01 AM

            I've seen them both at the Somerville Market Basket and Reliable Market in Union Square (perhaps the latter is a better suggestion if you're looking to buy in bulk).

            1. l
              lulatula RE: jessieinbelmont Nov 30, 2009 02:06 PM

              I saw them at Whole Foods in Framingham today. As soon as you walk in the were in a case on the right with cut up fruits.

              1. l
                lergnom RE: jessieinbelmont Nov 30, 2009 06:36 PM

                There have been tons of them at Haymarket.

                1. t
                  Taralli RE: jessieinbelmont Dec 1, 2009 03:45 AM

                  A officemate was regaling me about dried persimmons just yesterday. Would I find these at Asian markets - where?

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: Taralli
                    galangatron RE: Taralli Dec 1, 2009 11:21 AM

                    you should be able to find dried persimmons at any of the larger korean markets. they're used to make sujeonggwa (korean persimmon punch). i saw tons of them a couple of weeks ago at the h-mart. you could also try reliable market in union square, somerville

                  2. Dinsdale45 RE: jessieinbelmont Dec 2, 2009 09:56 AM

                    I just picked up a case of fuyus at Battambang in Lowell. Ten bucks. I never tried them before-now I'm hooked.

                    What do people do with them (besides eating them like an apple)?

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: Dinsdale45
                      hotoynoodle RE: Dinsdale45 Dec 5, 2009 05:27 AM

                      make a tart:


                    2. s
                      saltedherb RE: jessieinbelmont Dec 5, 2009 02:26 PM

                      Was at the H Mart in Burlington today and they were well stocked with persimmons.

                      2 Replies
                      1. re: saltedherb
                        digga RE: saltedherb Jan 17, 2010 04:58 PM

                        $8/case last night at HMart.

                        1. re: digga
                          catsmeow RE: digga Jan 17, 2010 07:29 PM

                          Thank you!

                      2. c
                        catsmeow RE: jessieinbelmont Jan 17, 2010 03:48 PM

                        For the first time, I had persimmons at a formal dinner. They were served as a garnish with dessert, and I loved them. Are they only around at certain times of the year?

                        2 Replies
                        1. re: catsmeow
                          Bob Dobalina RE: catsmeow Jan 19, 2010 07:24 AM

                          Not sure, but there are still cases of them at Russo's - what does one do with a case of persimmon aka sharon fruit?

                          1. re: catsmeow
                            kobuta RE: catsmeow Jan 20, 2010 05:50 AM

                            Their season is generally the winter months - Dec to Feb or so. You may spot them on occasion outside of season, but I find the quality to be terrible.

                            And if your plan was to head over to H-Mart, just be careful. When I was there a week and a half ago, their persimmons looked terrible. You can usually find them in Chinese markets during the winter months. I personally prefer the round, squat shaped ones over the pointy ones.

                          Show Hidden Posts