Persimmons - Astringent or Non Astringent

Persimmons can be classed as either astringent or non-astringent. 

Non-astringent varieties of persimmons can be eaten straight from the tree immediately after picking.

Astringent persimmons are best after ripening for a few days after picking, until soft and nearly mushy when they become sweet enough to eat.

Non-Astringent Varieties

Persimmon | Jiro (Dwarf)
Persimmon | Fuyu

Astringent Varieties

Persimmon | Nightingale