The Tamopan persimmon is a large rare acorn-shaped fruit, its horizontal constriction around the middle contribute to its unusual acorn appearance. Its thick skin is waxy and a pumpkin color tinged with bronze. Once ripe, its flesh is less than overtly juicy, yet succulent and its flavor is reminiscent of mango, pear and date.
Perfectly ripe Tsuru Noko persimmons are petite, semi-tender, elongated, conical-shaped with a warm orange colored thin skin. The fruit's flesh is the color of brown sugar and cocoa and studded with thin flat seeds. Their flavor reflective of their flesh's color, filled with warm notes of chocolate, sweet baking spices and honey. Less than ripe fruits will pale in color, texture and flavor leaving a lackluster impression with the only memorable hints reminiscent of chalk.
Chinotto oranges resemble small oranges in appearance; mostly globular and vibrant orange in color. Chinotto oranges grow in grape like clusters, which can effect the shape of the fruit leaving thumb-like imprints from where the fruit grows close together. Chinotto oranges have a thick, rough, fragrant skin, firm flesh with many seeds, and are sour or bitter in flavor with high levels of acidity.
This pear is a rare heirloom japanese variety. It has a darker orange skin with a cream colored flesh and a hint of butterscotch flavor. Excellent for poaching, braising, or slicing raw and pairing with cheese.
The Cara Cara orange's initial appearance is that of a true orange. Its peel is smooth, yet pebbled and when zested releases bright floral aromatics. It is easy to peel and when its flesh is revealed, it reflects the color of ruby grapefruit. It tastes sweeter than any given orange with flavors far more comparable to tangerines with robust and complex citrus aromatics. Its flesh is also seedless, an advantage among any fruit. When ripe, its flesh is tender, succulent and extremely juicy.
Maru persimmons are a petite, semi-squat and rounded persimmon with flushed candied orange thin skin and trademark pale leafy green tops. A perfectly ripe Maru persimmon is semi-tender to the touch. Its flesh will be texturally soft and juicy, the color of burnt sugar and cinnamon, and laden with up to eight large flat seeds patterned in the shape of a star when cut in half. The flavor of Maru persimmons is memorably warm and sweet, filled with nuances of vanilla, pear, and honey.