Persimmon Pointers

The persimmon is an exotic fruit with yellow-orange skin, which is at its sweetest when very ripe. To ripen firm fruit, place it in a paper bag at room temperature for 1 to 3 days. When ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
When ready to eat or to use in cooking, cut off the top, scoop out the pulp and discard the seeds.