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Tony’s Tips: Kaki persimmons are a versatile fruit

Tony’s Tips: Kaki persimmons are a versatile fruit

Kaki persimmons look similar to hachiya persimmons, but they’re flatter and not as conical. As Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, tells us, “they’re versatile in that they can be eaten just like this, hard as a rock, or nice and ripe!” 

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Tony’s Tips: These kumquats are the perfect mix of flavors

Tony’s Tips: These kumquats are the perfect mix of flavors

These kumquats are “about as perfect as they can be!” Just wash them off and eat them. “What everyone wants is the contrast. You can eat everything, the skin which is sweet and the fruit is tart,” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. The season ends abruptly, and will start again soon in California into the late spring or summer. 

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Tony’s Tips: Cherimoya is a fruit that tastes like custard

Tony’s Tips: Cherimoya is a fruit that tastes like custard

Russo’s cherimoyas are at the front of the store, because “we want people to see it!” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. “It’s green on the outside and pure white on the outside with big seeds, and the fruit is like custard,” says Tony. These ones come from Chile and they're grown year-round in Southeast Asia. Make sure you only eat the inside! 

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