|Obaachan hangs freshly peeled persimmons as Mocha sleeps in the sun.|
Please get hoshigaki orders in as soon as possible, since we fill orders as we receive them and supply is limited to what we're able to dry in a season. We stopped peeling new persimmons this week because most of the hachiya had gotten too soft to peel. Since we're not able to peel and start any new persimmons for the hoshigaki drying process, the persimmons left drying now make up the end of this year's hoshigaki supply. In the colder weather, the persimmons take longer to dry, so we expect to be drying these last persimmons at least into the middle of January. Next year sometime in October we expect to begin the process again. Also, we have stopped shipping out fresh persimmons through mail order because they are not firm enough to ship without damaging. We are still taking mail orders for mandarins.