[Pre-Order] Japanese Persimmon 柿 / 5 pieces
Next order cut-off date : 11 Dec, 8am
*Our private cargo will arrive TWICE A MONTH to Singapore!
$8 for above $200
Prior to placing your order, please take note the refund policy here for these delicate and fresh products.
Seasonal high quality Japanese Persimmon
Direct from Ota Wholesale Market in Tokyo
By professional buyers picking the quality that is most worth for the price this season.
Quality of Japanese Persimmon / 柿
It is individually wrapped in pieces and well-presented.
5 pieces in each box
Japanese Persimmon, known as kaki in Japanese, they're native to Japan.
Ripe in autumn, they are symbolic of this season where you can find many limited time snacks and food that are of this fruits flavour.
Kaki is quite nutritious where it is extremely rich in dietary fibre to help regulate the digestive tract, along with vitamin A and C that strengthen the immune system. Interestingly, there are over 800 different kinds of persimmons that are grown in Japan, but only less than 100 of them are considered ‘important’.
With all these varying types, it may not come as a surprise to some people that about 300,000 tons of the fruit are produced in Japan each year.
History of Japanese Persimmons
In Japan, persimmons were first recorded in texts such as haikus around the 7th century.
Many of the original variations of the fruit were introduced from China and were considered a luxury good for wealthy people in society during this time.
Extensive cultivation of the fruit began, and by the 17th century it became a common fruit for everyone to enjoy.
Today, the fruit is still thriving with hundreds of varieties being grown all across Asia.
The cultural significance
Most significantly, persimmons are the national fruit of Japan.
They also represent the autumn season not only because of their orange and red colours, but because they are harvested during this time.
‘Hoshigaki’ which are dried persimmons, are believed to bring longevity and good fortune.
As a custom from autumn to New Year’s Eve, many people hang hoshigaki in their home to attract the positive aura and as a traditional decoration piece during wintertime too.
How to Enjoy
Please note that as persimmons are a product of nature, variations in color may occur due to factors such as sunlight exposure.
Therefore, please regard the following as a general reference.
When persimmons are fully ripe, they turn a vibrant orange color evenly throughout.
If there is still a hint of yellow-green, they are not yet fully ripe.
As they ripen further, the orange color becomes richer, so if you prefer them firmer, it's recommended to eat them when they are still a lighter shade of orange.
We value on selecting superior fruits,
regardless of their origin or brand
-Partnering with professional buyers,
Quality Fresh Fruit are procured on the day of auction, and shipped to you -
Our buyers at Ota Market, the largest fruit market in Japan, procure the best fruits available on that day through auctions with their mekiki skill (connoisseurship), prioritising quality over origin or brand.
Then twice a month, we transport these carefully selected and packed fruits via private cargo to Singapore.
While the origin and brand may vary each time, we ensure that the fruits we bring to Singapore are of fine quality fruit at the price available in Japan.
You can trust the eyes of the professionals, factoring all conditions to make sure quality, when you receive it, it worth the price.
Ota for fruits, Toyosu for seafood
Japan's two representative largest markets
Both Ota and Toyosu Market play crucial roles as Japan's major fruit and seafood markets, contributing significantly to the country's food supply.
Located in the heart of Tokyo, both markets enjoy excellent transportation access, making them popular choices for numerous retail businesses and restaurants to source their products.
*Pre-order fruit private cargo from Japan arrives twice a month.
$8 for above $200