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Handmade Hoshigaki - One Pound Gift Box Shipping included

Regular price $75.00 USD
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Hoshigaki are whole Hachiya persimmons that have been peeled and hung to dry, then patiently massaged them over a period of several weeks until their texture becomes evenly chewy and moist with a flavor that is at once floral and reminiscent of gingerbread. Over time a fine dusting of natural fructose blooms on the surface of the fruit. The tradition traveled to California from Japan with immigrant farmers.
I learned to make Hoshigaki from Jeff Rieger, owner of PenrynOrchardSpecialties.com, whose persimmons are renowned for their deliciously complex flavor. Jeff entrusted me with some of his prized persimmons, and I made this limited edition Hoshigaki from them. Each box contains a pound of fruit, ranging from 6 to eight pieces in each box.