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Fuji-Kaki (Large box 10kg) For home use
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1-12-10 Edooka, Yawatahama City, Ehime, Japan

Harvest Season: Mid-October to early December

How to Store: Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for one week. It will soften in about 2 days at room temperature. If you wet the Hull with kitchen paper and store it in the refrigerator with the Hull facing down, it will last 2 to 3 weeks.


I heard that there is a specialty of Ehime called "Fuji-Kaki". It was named Fuji-Kaki because of the shape of the triangular mountain. Looking at the image, it looks like the Koshu-Hyakume (also known as Hachiya-Kaki, Edo-Kaki, or Dai-Shirokaki) that can be found all over Japan. And well, daijirokaki is often eaten as a dried persimmon, but this persimmon is sold as a persimmon that can be eaten as is. When it's hard, it's moderately sweet, and when it turns into jelly, you can scoop it up with a spoon and eat it.

Incidentally, Fuji-Kaki is an astringent persimmon that is shipped after being astringent with alcohol.

Later, I learned that Fuji-Kaki is also a kind of Koshu Hyakumoku, which is cultivated in Yawatahama City, Ehime Prefecture, as a variant of the Koshu Hyakumoku. Hmm, was it a relative of a persimmon after all? Incidentally, Fukushima (Anpo persimmon) 48%, Miyagi (Anpo and Koro persimmons) 17%, Yamanashi (Koro persimmons) 14%, and they account for about 80% of the country's total (2010 Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries data).

I peeled and ate a heart-shaped persimmon the size of a softball, but it was still hard and crispy, just like a salad. The taste is moderately sweet, mild and not very distinctive, just a normal persimmon taste. But it's big and hearty, and half of it is about one serving.

We are waiting for them to turn into jelly and enjoy the ripe persimmons.

After three days, it became a little soft and the pulp started to have sesame seeds on it.

Afterwards, I scooped the jelly-like persimmon with a spoon and ate it, which was very good.
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