Not sure when the Fuyu Persimmon is ripe
This tree was established on property we purchased this year. There were zero instructions. We had experience with the apple here that was attacked by various critters. The human pee seemed to work, and we employed that tactic and also put up a 3' wall of gopher wire topped by bird netting. The persimmons are safe, but the wall has been tromped down to nothing by some critter trying to get in.
We now have to navigate our safeguards to harvest the persimmons. They are pretty orange, but not quite ripe. How do you know? I have several on the counter ripening, but I really wanted them to ripen on the tree. Tough call.