Skip Nav
Get the Dish
Can't Get Your Hands on Cookie Dough Kit Kats? Make Your Own!
Fast and Easy
Salmon With Crispy Cabbage and Kale Is a 1-Pan Wonder
Spring
Toast to Spring With These Strawberry Margaritas

How to Ripen Persimmons

Any Tips For Ripening Persimmons?

Reader jchild needs our help with persimmons! She recently asked the Kitchen Goddesses about caring for the Fall fruit:

I just bought four fuyu persimmons, it might be a little early in the season since these persimmons are rock hard. Does anyone know of a way to ripen this fruit? I am really excited to try them in a salad but don't want to wait forever.

Although fuyu persimmons don't need to be soft to be eaten like their hachiya counterparts, I ripen them slightly by trapping them in an enclosed paper bag with a banana, which will produce ethylene, a plant growth hormone. To be honest, though, I've heard many of different methods, from sticking persimmons in the freezer to swabbing them with alcohol. What do you recommend?

Got a cooking question? Participate in the YumSugar Community! It's your place to post the most pressing questions about the culinary world.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
GraceDickinson GraceDickinson 6 years
This should be helpful because I just bought some under-ripe ones as well! Similarly to the banana method, I've stuck other fruits in with apples to ripen them quicker. I wonder if this would work for persimmons as well. www.foodfitnessfreshair.com
Models Winter Street Style Outfits
Best Winter Cruise Destinations
How to Be Happy in Winter
Winter Superfoods
Lingerie Based on Your Zodiac Sign
How to Make Winter Salads
Amal Clooney's Alberta Ferretti Sunday Sweater Jan. 2017

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds