Hachiya Persimmons, Fuyu Persimmons, Persimmon, Sharon Fruit
The two common types of persimmons are Hachiya and Fuyu. Hachiya tastes "furry" if eaten before it is fully ripe, and but once it is very soft, it has a sweet and delicate flavor. Fuyu are best eaten when firm, like an apple.
Choose persimmons that are smooth, brightly colored, plump, glossy, and well-rounded and with their leaf still attached.
Avoid cracks and bruises.
Yellow patches usually mean that the fruit is unripe.