Persimmons are my latest obsession.
I discovered them while living in Korea, because honestly, it was the only fruit I could afford. I thought they were tomatoes when I first saw them. Persimmons are now in season and I can buy them again here in Japan, they're called Kaki 柿. The shell is a bit thick, and the inside is a pulpy jelly. It tastes like a mix of apples and melon.
I've mostly seen persimmons in Asia, and I remember finding them at certain markets in Montreal, but not very commonly. From what I've read, they're mostly cultivated in China, Japan, and Korea.
Have you tried persimmons? Are they available outside of Asia? I'm so in love with them! It's the perfect autumnal fruit.