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Sharon fruit

Sharon fruit can be eaten soft or hard.

Sharonfruit - Product picture

It is called officially a persimmon, although it is better known as Sharonfruit. However, Sharonfruit is no longer grown in the eponymous river valley in Israel exclusively.

In appearance, the comparison with a tomato – albeit slightly more square – is obvious. Sharonfruit can also be eaten whole, including the skin. It contains no seeds and the sweet taste is reminiscent of apricots. In addition to Sharonfruit, you can also order the kaki variety of the persimmon from Nature's Pride. Both types are edible even when they are not yet ripe, when the fruit has the bite of a crunchy apple.

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Storage advice

  • Transport and storage: Sharon fruit should be stored at low temperatures. 2˚C is ideal for transport and storage.
  • Shop: Sharonfruit stays fresh on the regular fresh produce shelf for a long time.

Our Sharonfruit is grown in:

South Africa, Spain and Israel

Growing and harvesting

At the grower's

The trees on which Sharonfruit grows are among the oldest crops grown by humans. In nature, the trees can reach a height of up to 20 metres. In the months of October and November, small white flowers appear between the large green leaves. They grow into fruits that slowly start to colour.

Sharonfruit do not ripen on the tree all at once. That is why harvesting is done in 3 rounds, starting with the fruits with the deepest orange colour. Once all the fruits have been removed from the tree, the leaves turn orange-red and fall off.

Sharon fruit - Growing & Harvesting

Packaging options

  • Loose in 2.2 kg boxes, sizes varying from 12 to 20 grams

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Recipes & preparation tips

Sharonfruit is an easy-to-eat exotic fruit: whole, including the skin (it contains no seeds). It doesn't matter if it is hard or soft,although the flavour becomes sweeter as the fruit ripens. A rinse is all that is required. Sharonfruit is therefore a real snacking exotic. It is also suitable for sorbet. The fruit can also be marinated and is surprisingly delicious in couscous.

Sharon fruit - Recipes & Preparation

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