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Chinese persimmons hit the market

This is the time of year when crisp persimmons enter the Chinese market. This is also the period when the persimmon is at its sweetest. Most of the persimmons on the market come from production areas in Yunnan. The geographic location of Yunnan ensures plentiful sunshine throughout the year and temperature differences between day and night are big. When the persimmon ripens, these conditions help to build up sugars inside the fruit. The average temperature was higher than 19.7℃. The rainfall was also abundant this year. All of these conditions work together to create the fresh and sweet crisp persimmon from Yunnan.

The persimmon becomes ripe in autumn and winter. The harvest season begins every year in the middle of September and lasts until late October. The persimmon are currently at their best. The current price is around 5-10 yuan [0.70-1.41 USD] per 0.5 kg. This is also the time of year when the price is most reasonable. The persimmon can remain fresh for quite long. The fruit can be kept for 15 days under a stable temperature. Transport is usually not a problem for persimmons.

Source: Beijing News

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