Kaki

The persimmon tree belongs to the Ebenaceae family and produces a fruit known as kaki, persimmon or Sharon fruit.

Sunrise Fruits Company offers the Rojo Brillante kaki of the region of Valencia.

This premium quality, large, prolate fruit has good eye appeal. Its astringent taste is removed by post-harvest treatment. The skin is delicate and difficult to handle.

Description

– The persimmon tree belongs to the Ebenaceae family and produces a fruit known as kaki, persimmon or Sharon fruit.
Sunrise Fruits Company offers the Rojo Brillante kaki of the region of Valencia.
– This premium quality, large, prolate fruit has good eye appeal. Its astringent taste is removed by post-harvest treatment. The skin is delicate and difficult to handle.

Colour: semi-adherent skin which is yellowish-orange when harvested and bright red when ripe.
Taste: very astringent (high tannin content)
when harvested unless treated, and sweet when ripe.
Flesh: firm, reddish-orange when harvested, and juicy, bright red when ripe.
Shape: round cross-section and slightly elongated longitudinal section.
– Kakis are supplied whole with calyx and stalk, healthy, clean, with virtually no abnormal external moisture and no peculiar odours and/or flavours.
The Rojo Brillante cultivar can be eaten in two ways:
CLASSIC. Harvested ripe when the flesh is soft and can be eaten with a spoon.
PERSIMON. Hard, orange flesh. After being treated to eliminate its astringency it can be eaten with a knife and fork, ready for sale and export. Available from October.

Origin

– Valencia.

Storage and transport

– This fruit is sensitive to cold and ethylene and should not be stored or shipped with other fruits that generate this gas since this may reduce their storage life.
– This fruit may be stored for 6 days at 8ºC, 13 days at 11°C or 20 days at 15°C.
– Applying 1-MCP (smartfresh) treatment to fruit stored at 11ºC keeps them in perfect conditions for 50 days. Likewise, applying ionized air to fruit stored at 15ºC, keeps them in perfect conditions for 35 days.

Packaging

– We can cater for special packaging requirements.

Calendar

– October to January (subject to availability)

Product sheet

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