Persimmons are available from May to July.
Storage and Handling
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Persimmons are the fruit of deciduous trees that originated in China where there are more than 200 varieties. They have been grown in New Zealand since 1873 and the fruit is exported mainly to Asia, Australia and Europe.
- Persimmons can be eaten fresh or cooked
- The main variety exported from New Zealand is Fuyu
- Persimmons are grown primarily in the Gisborne and Auckland regions
- Persimmons like long warm summers
Persimmons are a good source of vitamin C.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.