I picked about 70 Nikita's Gift persimmons this year (two trees) a little before Thanksgiving. About half of them have matured wonderfully. They were soft and mushy to the touch, translucent in color, thin skin, and VERY flavorful.
However, the other half didn't mature as well. Those that I stored in my kitchen shriveled without fully ripening, and most stored in the garage are shriveling to a lesser extent without maturing. Their skins are tough, and they are just "off". Do you think lack of humidity had something to do with the persimmons that failed to ripen? Could this result from picking them too early? Let me know what you think!