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Persimmons in LA?

Withnail Nov 15, 2011 01:33 PM

Does anyone know where to get persimmons in LA?



  1. Das Ubergeek Nov 15, 2011 01:49 PM

    Same story as your other post, except that absolutely every farmers market in Los Angeles and its surrounding area has persimmons right now. Hachiyas are just coming in; Fuyus are already here.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      Withnail Nov 15, 2011 02:03 PM

      Thanks! DIdn't see them at West LA last week, but I might have gone too late. I noticed some folks had closed up shop. Now, if only I can find smoked bluefish.....

      1. re: Withnail
        Das Ubergeek Nov 15, 2011 06:23 PM

        Try Persian stores (I live in OC so we have Wholesome Choice) or, as a last resort, Barney Greengrass.

        Wholesome Choice
        18040 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

        Barney Greengrass Restaurant
        9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    2. Emme Nov 15, 2011 07:05 PM

      The Kosher markets on Pico have em. Elat at Pico/Robertson, as well as the Glatt at Pico/Elm, sell em for 99-1.49/lb.

      Trader Joe's has them too. I think 59 cents each.

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      1. re: Emme
        Feed_me Nov 15, 2011 08:18 PM

        I was getting some stuff from Luis the produce guy with silver van (in the B&B Hardware lot from 9am-6pm, M to Sat) and he had some nice looking Hachiyas three days ago (Saturday).

        1. re: Emme
          Emme Nov 16, 2011 07:37 PM

          just FYI i stopped into the Glatt at Pico/Elm, and persimmons were 79 cents per pound. i got a handful... or two... :)

          i have a friend who has multiple trees... every so often he shares some of the behemoths, and man are they amazing.

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          Sam D. Nov 16, 2011 12:06 AM

          I saw both kinds yesterday at the Super King on San Fernando Rd.

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            GK in SO Nov 16, 2011 08:12 AM

            Encino Farmers Market, on Sundays. Have seen both types there, but only bought the smaller variety (Fuyu?) b/c we prefer those.

            They're just getting going, which mean they're still kind of unripe, or crunchy in texture. I like them that way (kind of like eating an apple or pear), but I know to some they need to be really soft to enjoy.

            Good luck!!

            P.S. Withnail - LA is a big place, next time you may want to specify what area you'd be interested in making your purchase.

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            1. re: GK in SO
              Das Ubergeek Nov 16, 2011 08:56 AM

              Just FYI—Fuyus are supposed to be eaten slightly crunchy, like a pear just on the cusp or a ripe Asian pear. Hachiyas go all soft and pudding-y.

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              will47 Nov 16, 2011 05:16 PM

              Asian markets should have them too. 99 Ranch on Valley has fuyus at like .59/lb right now.

              1. c
                catbert Nov 17, 2011 08:10 PM

                come to my house and save me! our tree grew a lot this year

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                1. re: catbert
                  Will Owen Nov 17, 2011 08:38 PM

                  An address would be a step in the right direction … !

                  1. re: catbert
                    Emme Nov 18, 2011 08:44 PM

                    sooo jealous... i really want to plant a tree, but i know they take like 5 years to start bearing fruit.... i'm happy to help de-burden you...

                    1. re: Emme
                      sfess Jul 10, 2012 08:44 PM

                      plant your own. My tree in Glendale produced fruit the second year.

                      1. re: sfess
                        Emme Jul 11, 2012 09:20 PM

                        alas, i have nowhere at the moment to put the forbidden fruit...

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