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Shipping Season: Late October to mid-November

Jiro-Kaki


Jiro-Kaki was born in Shizuoka and is now a common sweet persimmon produced from Shizuoka to Aichi (though for some reason it seems to be produced in Kanto as well).

It is characterized by the shape of a square petal, and rarely a pentagonal one, which is popular for praying for a successful entrance examination. And it is said that only a little of it comes out, and the gratitude is also Hitosio.


When I opened the box, I saw that it was indeed a square persimmon. Today's product is larger than Fuyu-kaki, and unlike other square persimmons, there are a lot of unevenness. Wow, there's also a white plume (*1) that you often see on grapes.

When I tried it on, it was surprisingly hard and the skin was a little astringent. Also, there's a thin layer of small brown sesame seeds inside the fruit, and there don't seem to be any seeds.

Hmmm, I think it's a delicate sweetness... It's because it's a natural sweet persimmon, not artificially astringent, I'm sure. Yes, it's normally good. But it was still hard, so they wanted to wait a little longer.

*1)
The white powder that appears on the surface of persimmons is a fatty component produced by the plant called kafun (or plume in English). And it is a substance that protects the fruit from disease and dryness...
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/06/04