Nearly round, shiny, and tough skinned. The color ranges from yellow to a dark-red orange. Oriental persimmons are the most popular, t hey can vary in shape from round and flat to oblong and cone shaped. They are best eaten chilled, or scooped out with a spoon, best for cooking. Fuyu Persimmons are short and firm, crisp and sweet, and the skin can be eaten or peeled. Hachiya persimmons are longer and pear shaped. They need to be eaten very soft.