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Best ways to store and use Persimmons

What is the best storage for persimmons? Can you freeze persimmons? How long do persimmons last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store persimmons once they’ve ripened at room temperature.

To enhance the flavour of persimmons, place them in a paper bag with bananas or apples for one to two days to ripen or “cure” in the presence of ethylene gas.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4° C.

Can I Freeze It?


To preserve its ripeness, slice and freeze persimmons. If you freeze them whole, defrost for twenty minutes, slice off the top, and dig in with a spoon like a granita. They make a great slushy dessert!

Fresher For Longer

Look for persimmons with deep red undertones and a glossy and smooth skin.

Once they are ripe, place persimmons in the fridge to extend their shelf life for a couple more days, but make sure to consume as soon as possible because overripe persimmons can quickly turn mushy.

Use It Up

What to do with excess persimmons? Purée the persimmon pulp and transfer it into reusable freezer bags for storing in the freezer to make persimmon bread or smoothies.

Did You Know?

Persimmons can aid digestion and are commonly eaten after a meal in Chinese culture. They also contain anti-aging properties and can regulate blood pressure, as they are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.