Persimmons are shaped like a tomato with thin, orange skin, a green stalk and orange flesh. They offer a sweet flavour, even when unripe and firm, with a crisp and succulent texture.
If your persimmons arrive hard they will soften at room temperature, and will take about one week to ripen. To accelerate the process, store at room temperature in a brown paper bag next to bananas or apples.
As they ripen the texture adopts a custard-like consistency, developing a more complex sweet flavour with hints of brown sugar. Ripe
persimmons will keep in the refrigerator for about three days.