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Persimmon U-Pick Orchards in Fresno area of 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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Kings County

  • Genesis Organic Farm - Certified Organic, apples, apricots, blackberries, carrots, cherries, cucumbers, flowers, peaches, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, Other fruit or veg, farm animals
    7595 Central Valley Highway, Hanford, CA 93230. Phone: (559) 410-3607. Email: Open: Fruit picking is by appointment only; Please call to schedule appointment Note from 2022, we downsized, sold most of the land and semi-retired. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We still have a small orchard and I plan to grow a veggie patch in 2023. Since the trees didn’t get the memo that I’m semi-retired they are still producing fruit. I plan to run fruit picking tours when I feel up to it. Just give me a call and see what’s in season and if an appointment is available. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. We are certified organic for all crops! We grow many varieties of Stonefruit, Pluots, Apriums, Colorcots and Pluaries. Some are rare and quite unusual in limited supply. Get on our mailing list to get current info on what is harvesting. All of our fruit is Certified Organic through CCOF. Beginning in Fall 2019 we will open the Worlds First Cucamelon Maze. (UPDATED: September 3, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: May 14, 2019)

Merced County

  • Riverdance Farms - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, cherries, lavender, other berries, pecans , persimmons, walnuts, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    12230 Livingston Cressey Road, Livingston, CA 95334. Phone: 209-761-0081. Email: Open: This years event will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 27th-29th. Directions: The farm is located two miles from CA Highway 99 and two miles from Santa Fe Avenue, along the Merced River and across the river from McConnell State Park. The neighbor\'s mailbox nearest the farm gate has an address of 11801 Livingston Cressey Road which works better for Mapquest or Google Maps. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Riverdance Farms Facebook page. . . Please watch for updates or call Cindy or email for more info or to make an appointment. Cherries May 30 through ~ June 14; Blueberries May 30 through June 28; Depending on weather and crop maturity these dates May change to a week earlier or later; Persimmons, Pomegranates and Walnuts are available in October, November and pre-picked in December; Pecans are ready for harvest in mid November. The farm is located two miles from CA Highway 99 and two miles from Santa Fe Avenue, along the Merced River and across the river from McConnell State Park. The neighbor's mailbox nearest the farm gate has an address of 11801 Livingston Cressey Road which works better for Mapquest or Google Maps. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, October, November. We are certified organic for all crops! Fall pomegranates and organic oat hay & almond firewood year-round. They host you-pick days during the annual festival: TYou are welcome to visit our Farm's Annual Pick and Gather Festival. We invite the whole family out to the Merced River for Memorial Day fun! Look forward to seeing you out there! This annual farm festival gives the whole family an opportunity to pick and taste the river valleys' best organic fruit. Outdoor activities will include Kids Science, Hay-Bale Rides, Camping, Swimming, Nature walks, Crafts, Fishing lessons and more. On Saturday: in addition to the u-pick blueberries and cherries , there is live music & art, kid's activities, local and/or organic food, workshops, wagon rides, wine and food tastings, farm animals, nature displays and crafts. Future plans are to offer flowers, stone fruits, pumpkins and Christmas trees on a you-pick basis. (UPDATED: September 3, 2023, JBS)



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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