Hoshigaki for Sale


Handmade Whole Dried
Hachiya Persimmons for Local Pickup in Santa Cruz

It’s hoshigaki season!

These amazing dried persimmons are looking just perfect this year. You may place your order below and we will email you with pickup location and times. We are unable to ship – all hoshigaki are available for local pickup in Santa Cruz.


$20 for a 1/2 lb. bag, $35 for a 1 lb. box

*Please note – we are out of boxes for the season, but have plenty of 1/2 lb bags. You can still order by the lb at the box rate, but will pick up individual bags instead of boxes. 

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hoshigaki cutting board

A rarity known as “the Kobe beef of fruit,” these delicacies are grown and processed in Santa Cruz County. After carefully harvesting, peeling, and hanging them, they air dry for a month or more, and receive a hand massage every few days to bring out their sugars.

For your convenience and security, we take payment through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account.

Just click on the buy now link above, or email us for local pickup. Made in a home kitchen.

hoshigaki sugar closeup

Frequently Asked Questions

How many fruits come in a 1 lb box or 1/2 lb bag?

Each box contains one pound of hoshigaki, which is 8-13 fruits depending upon their weight. The 1/2 lb bags typically have 4-6 fruits.

How long will they keep and how should I store them?

As a sweet and dried fruit, Hoshigaki have a very long shelf life. While we find that the flavor and texture are best right when they are finished drying, and for the 2-3 months following, they certainly can be enjoyed much later. Storing them in airtight glass jars is not only a beautiful way to display your Hoshigaki but also keeps them from drying out or taking on moisture. This will extend their shelf life. Additionally, Hoshigaki freeze and thaw very well without losing their texture and flavor. We’ve had Hoshigaki from the freezer 12 months after they were initially dried and they still look great and are delicious! 

What’s that white stuff on my hoshigaki persimmons? Are they moldy?

We get this question a lot. But never fear! Your hoshigaki are not moldy. Quite the opposite – the white stuff is natural sugar that has come out of the fruit to form a powdery coating. This is how you know your hoshigaki are at their very best and ready for you to gobble them up.

Is shipping available?

No. We hope to one day be able to ship our hoshigaki, but for now they are only available for local pickup in Santa Cruz.

How can I purchase more than one bag or box?

During checkout in PayPal, you can adjust the quantity. If you would like to purchase a combination of bags and boxes, you can submit multiple orders or email us.

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