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How do you know when to pick persimmons?

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Harvesters know when to pick persimmons when they are mature but still firm and have an almost fully developed color. The color depends on the type of persimmon; the Maru variety is greenish yellow, while the Hachiya and Fuyu varieties are orange. Persimmons should be handled carefully to avoid bruising the fruit.

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How do you know when to pick persimmons?
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Persimmons that have fallen from the tree are considered ripe and can be picked. However, it is better to remove them from the tree to avoid insects. When a persimmon is ready to pick, harvesters can remove them by breaking the stem from the tree and leaving the calyx lobes attached to the fruit.

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