Our persimmons come into season mid April and we continue harvesting them through until late May, sometimes early June. The type of persimmons we grow are the Non-Astringent type, not the old-fashioned Astringent type. We grow two varieties, which we produce to sell to both local/domestic and export markets. These are called Makaewa Jiro (Jiro) and Fuyu. They are a sweet fruit and are ready to eat as soon as good colour is achieved, and whilst still crunchy (like an apple). Depending on personal preference, they can also be left to be eaten at various stages of ripening - even soft & squishy, as if it were an astringent variety.
During our season (mid-April & May) we run 'pick-your-own' of our persimmons. For a small fee, it is possible to come and pick-your-own persimmons. Please see our PickYourOwn page for full information, as bookings are necessary.