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Persimmon / Sharon Fruit - Hachiya

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Persimmon is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. The most widely cultivated species is the Diospyros kaki. In terms of its shape, persimmon looks like a tomato and its colour can vary from glossy light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety.


Persimmon is native to Israel and in fact it took its name from the from the Sharon plain, the valley of the river in Israel. There is evidence that the fruit has been cultured in China and in Japan since around 1000 BCE and it was introduced in Europe during the 17th century. It was later introduced in Africa and in America. 


Persimmon is produced in many countries around the world and the leading persimmon producer in the world is China. Other important producers include: South Korea, Japan, Brazil, and Azerbaijan. 

Flavours & Texture

It has a very sweet taste and many people have described its taste honey-like with hints of brown sugar. Its texture is similar to that of an apricot and its skin is a bit tougher than an apple's. 


Persimmon fruits can be eaten out of hand and do not need to be peeled. Alternatively, can slice it and add in a fruit salad. You can also make juice or smoothies. 

Nutritional Value

Persimmon contains a low amount of calories and it is a very good source of fibre, minerals, and vitamins. 


Calories per fruit (168 g)

118 kcal


0.3 g


31 g


6 g


1 g


1% of the RDI


1.4% of the RDI

Vitamin A

55% of the RDI

Vitamin C

21% of the RDI


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..


Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or to cancel your order.

Persimmon / Sharon Fruit - Hachiya
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