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Persimmon U-Pick Orchards in El Dorado County, California in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for persimmons that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have persimmons orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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El Dorado County

  • American River Cherry Company - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, figs, lavender, olallieberries, other berries, persimmons, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Saskatoons, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations
    2240 Dias Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: 530-626-3881. Email: Open: Cherries and Berries May 25 through late June, Figs July 27 through August 31 Persimmons November 10 through December 10, call before you go for figs and persimmons. Directions: Go to Placerville on highway 50. Turn North on highway 49. Follow highway 49 for 3 miles. Turn right at the sign at Tyrell to Dias. Follow the signs up the hill to the ranch site on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
    American River Cherry Company Facebook page. . Loganberries May 31 Olallieberries May 31 Cuthbert Raspberries May 31 Blueberries (3 varieties) June 1 Chilliwack Raspberries June 5 Siskiyou Blackberries July 8 Boysenberries July 6 Arapaho and Apache Blackberries July 10. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. The ranch contains a large natural Koi pond with several hundred eager Koi for feeding with the provided Koi food. A nearby one acre lawn with shade is available on which to spread your picnic. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
  • Berry Heaven, USA - Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, lemons, peaches, persimmons, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, farm animals, school tours
    5170 Marshall Road, Garden Valley, CA 95633. Phone: 530-457-7181. Email: Open: Monday thru Saturday 9am to 6 pm Sunday 1pm to 6pm, June call or see their website for opening date to October 31. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Berry Heaven, USA Facebook page. . Monday thru Saturday 9am to 6 pm Sunday 1pm to 6pm, June (call or see their website for opening date) to October 31. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. (UPDATED: May 01, 2018)
  • Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard - apples, pears, cherries, chestnuts, persimmons, pumpkins, honey from hives on the farm, Christmas trees
    2598 Mace Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-647-1810. Email: Open: Call before you go. Click here for a map and directions.
    Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard Facebook page. . Hangtown Kid Apple Ranch Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on June 23, 2009: "great people, great fun, delicious fruit . Nice older couple, work their own small farm of 10 acres. a bit out of the more crowded areas associated with Apple Hill off Mace Rd. "



Fuyu Persimmons

Persimmon Picking Tips, Recipes and Information


Persimmons, are a VERY tart and rare fruit.   More popular in Asia, the Asian varieties have been introduced to North America and become popular. Native North American Fuyu persimmons (shown at top right) are flattened in shape.


The Asia hachiya persimmons are more elongated and a bit sweeter.  All persimmons are exceedingly tart until the are dead-ripe and slight mushy in texture.


Persimmons are typically made into jelly, but also used for their flavor in baked goods such as muffins, tarts and sauces. Persimmon berries also freeze well.

Hachiya Persimmon

If you're looking for great, easy to follow recipes to make jelly,  see these pages:

Harvesting Season:

The exact timing of Persimmon harvest can vary depending on your location and climate, but it generally occurs in the summer months. In most regions, you can expect to start harvesting Persimmons from late July to early August.

Persimmons are an unusual fruit because they actually DO ripen after being harvested. In fact, it is BEST to pick the persimmons while they are hard, and allow them to ripen and soften in a cool basement. This avoid bug and bird danage.

Determining Ripeness:

Ripe Persimmons are soft, almost mushy, and have a bright orange color.

How to pick or harvest:

To harvest Persimmons, simply hold the branch beneath and gently pluck them off with your fingers. It's best to place a container or basket beneath the branch to catch them if they fall.

Handling and Storage:

After harvesting, sort through the fruit and remove any damaged or overripe ones. Store them in a shallow container, preferably in a single layer, to prevent crushing and allow for proper airflow. Refrigerate them when they become ripe and soft; consume them within a few days for optimal freshness. If you have an abundant harvest, consider freezing them for longer-term storage.



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