The sharon fruit is more or less shaped like a tomato. The fruit’s name has been derived from the Sharon valley in Israel, where it was originally grown. The fruit is often also referred to as persimmon or kaki fruit, but these are completely different varieties. The sharon fruit is orange and its skin is a little glassy. The flesh is hard and orange with a sweet and crunchy flavour. Sharon fruit is eaten as a hard fruit, but is also delicious when soft.