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Persimmons help maintain your immunity with 105% of your daily vitamin C requirement in just one serve.

Support your heart health: Persimmons contain flavonoid antioxidants which assist in lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

Get your vitamins and minerals! Persimmons are a good source of vitamin B6, folate, magnesium and phosphorus.

Help your waistline: Persimmons are low in calories and packed with fibre making you feel full for longer.

Nutritional Information

Recommended Serving Size: 1 persimmon (83g). Percentage daily intakes per serve are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ as specified by FSANZ. Nutritional source: L1160.

  • 0 % Vitamin C
  • 0 % Vitamin B6
  • 0 % Dietary Fibre (1.3g)
  • 0 % Folate
  • 0 % Magnesium
  • 0 % Protein

There’s more to persimmons than just nutrition, for other great uses check out out our wellness section.

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  • Persimmons Varieties | First Fresh
  • Persimmons Varieties | First Fresh


Like a short, squat tomato – eat when orange and just soft to touch. Peeling optional: bite right into a Fuyu persimmon. Or lop off the top, peel, slice and toss into salads, enjoy with soft salty cheeses or bake for delicious desserts.

Seasonal availability
April to August

Where to buy

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Persimmon Recipes

Looking like an orange-coloured tomato but honey-sweet, mild and autumnally cosy, First Fresh persimmons have cooking potential in spades. Our persimmon recipes take advantage of this autumn fruit in myriad ways.

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Picked by our grower family, for yours

“It’s a fresh, sweet taste. The first one you taste every new season is always refreshing.”

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Health and wellbeing

We think our fresh Gisborne-grown fruit is pretty amazing. And not just for snacking. Learn how First Fresh fruit can help manage your weight, boost your immunity, care for your heart health and more.

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The first fresh story

We’re built on a foundation of family and a fierce loyalty to Tairāwhiti Gisborne. But we also have an eye to the future, with a commitment to sustainable growth.

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A real slice of Gisborne life

Is it the warm climate, high sunshine hours, or fertile soils that create the best growing conditions in the world?

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