|Helen and her grandson, Toshio at the start of hoshigaki season in a previous year. Helen is peeling and Toshio is stringing the fruits so they can hang on a stick to dry.|
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We haven't yet started peeling the first hachiya persimmons for drying, because they're still a bit too green on the trees. The outside and inside drying racks have been put up, kaki sticks and fans are cleaned and ready to be used, and we're waiting for the fruit to become orange enough to peel. Once a persimmon is peeled, it takes around six weeks to finish drying and become hoshigaki. We sell hoshigaki (dried persimmon) by mail order, or if you're in the area you can stop by the fruit stand and pick up an order. To order to pick up at the fruit stand, please call or email us.