The woman that lives upstairs owns the building I live in. She came by today to collect the money for the electric and water bills. Then she came back with 4 very ripe persimmons. I had only tried dried persimmons before. These ones are VERY soft. I had one (it was a bit more red than these 3). Not bad, really. A very different taste and texture from anything else I've had. There are persimmon trees all over Korea. There are several planted around the apartment complex where my school is.