Availability I have fabulous late season HoshiGaki in stock and ready for immediate shipping,
so now is a good time to e-mail me your order. Please watch your e-mail for my response.
Price My HoshiGaki costs $35 per pound net weight. There are eight or nine pieces arranged
in each gift box.
Each box is
weighed individually, and ranges from 1.000 to 1.350 pounds.
Shipping is $11.00 per address for one to eight boxes anywhere in the United States.
For your convenience and security, I take payment through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account.
There is no "Shopping Cart"
To Order Hoshigaki: send me an e-mail.Tell me how many boxes you want and how many delivery addresses there are. I will respond promptly with payment and adressing instructions.
You can e-mail me your order at any time during the year.
I will send you a reply confirming that you have been placed in the ordering queue. I work hard to fill Holiday orders in time for Christmas delivery. When your HoshiGaki is ready, I will alert you via e-mail. Please respond promptly, as supply is limited and other people are waiting in line. If you no longer need the hoshigaki, simply let me know immediately so that I may offer it to the next customer. Click here to send your e-mail order to Jeff@penrynorchardspecialties.com
What is HoshiGaki, and why is it so special?
HoshiGaki means dried persimmon. The HoshiGaki method is traditional to Japan, and came to America with Japanese American farmers.
The persimmons start to ripen around Halloween. I pick, peel, hang, and massage the fruits regularly until they become succulently sweet, moist, tender, and pleasantly chewy,
with a complex flavor that is at once floral and reminiscent of gingerbread.
Weather cooperating, the first boxes are ready around Thanksgiving.
Shipping continues until supply runs out.
HoshiGaki is a prized traditional gift, not typically used as an ingredient but enjoyed on its own.
Making HoshiGaki is an art, like winemaking. There are many different styles and techniques.
I produce my HoshiGaki entirely by hand in the traditional patient fashion. My production is very small. Vintages range from 300 to 500 boxes total depending
on the harvest.
Thank you for your support of the farm.