The persimmon season falls from late September to January next year, during which time the persimmon farms start to dry their persimmons.
Rows of shelves filled with yellow persimmons attract tourists and photographers to take pictures.
Many leisure farms in Xinpu, Hsinchu, where persimmons are produced, are open to the public to take photos and taste the sweet persimmons.
The “Wei Wei Jia Persimmon Farm” is open to visitors free of charge every year, and visitors can take pictures of persimmons, buy persimmons, and enjoy the scenery of shelves of dried persimmons.
Thanks to the “September dry wind” (九降風) through December and sunshine, Xinpu makes excellent dried persimmons.
At the farm, you can watch the process of making persimmons. After selecting the fruit, peeling it, drying it in the sun, and then drying it for 7 to 9 days, farmers will place the persimmons on bamboo shelves, that are propped up above the ground.
It is recommended to check the local weather conditions in advance to see if the persimmons will be dried on the day.