5 places to pick ripe persimmons in Da Lat


In the fall of Da Lat, the persimmons in fruit gardens and cafes are at their peak.

Da Lat persimmons are grown mainly in wards 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 in the center of Da Lat and communes of Xuan Tho, Xuan Truong, Ta Nung. Not only are the typical agricultural products of the foggy city, rose gardens also attract tourists to Da Lat. In October, rose gardens and cafes planted with many rose trees attract many tourists to visit, take pictures and experience harvesting roses at the garden. Mr. Huu Phuc, owner of a coffee shop in Da Lat, suggests places that still have ripe persimmons on the tree, visitors can visit in November.

Cafe Persimmon

Address : Hung Vuong Street, Ward 9, Da Lat City

Before being converted into a coffee shop, this place was a rose garden with 100 ancient rose trees planted in 1987. To this day, the rose trees are still intact, located on a 5,000 square meter campus, attracting tourists. Visit and pick fruit every fall. The rose garden is open for free, visitors only need to buy drinks at the cafe. Guests can also experience picking persimmons and trying them at the garden.

Fruitful rose branches at the entrance to the cafe.  Photo: fattiebear
Fruitful rose branches at the entrance to the cafe. Photo: fattiebear

Garden land bridge

Address : Cau Dat tea hill

This location is located about 27.5 km from Da Lat city center, in Truong Tho village, Xuan Truong commune. The rose garden in this area is open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and the entrance fee is 50,000 VND per person. Visitors are free to take photos and pick ripe persimmons to take home. Sharing about his experience picking persimmons, Mr. Huu Phuc said you should choose orange-yellow fruits. In case you are not sure which fruit to pick, you can call the staff at the garden for assistance. Visitors should not pick young fruits or break large branches, as this will damage the tree and ruin the garden’s beauty.

Thai Long Rose Garden

Address : Khe Sanh, Ward 10, Da Lat City

This rose garden has an area of ​​up to 40,000 m2 and is open to visitors for free. The garden owner said that the persimmons are in their ripeness stage and have not fallen much yet. Visitors coming in the first week of November will see persimmon trees laden with fruit. After this time, the persimmons are harvested and shed. Visitors here are free to pick persimmons and eat them in the garden. The garden has a separate area selling fresh fruits including ripe red persimmons and crisp yellow-skinned persimmons. The packaged product is wind-hanging persimmon.

Ancient rose roots in Thai Long rose garden.  Photo: Truong Tan
Ancient rose roots in Thai Long rose garden. Photo: Truong Tan

Le Van Rose Garden

Address : Khe Sanh, Ward 10

From Da Lat center, visitors travel less than 6 km to reach the garden. This rose garden does not charge an entrance fee, visitors are free to take photos, visit and pick roses in the garden. This location also has a wind-hanging persimmon factory, allowing visitors to visit and learn about each step in making the famous dried persimmon and wind-hanging persimmons in Da Lat.

Big Dream Bag Coffee Shop

Address : Sao Nam, Ward 11, Da Lat City

This is a familiar address for young tourists visiting Da Lat. This cafe is often crowded during cherry blossom season or persimmon season. The persimmon trees here are not as vast as the thousands of square meter fruit garden, but the persimmon trees are planted in a high position, next to the wooden house, overlooking the greenhouse area. Coffee shop staff shared that this year’s persimmon season at the shop comes early from September, producing not as many fruits as in previous years. However, the shop creates an atmosphere of persimmon season by making strips of persimmon hanging in the wooden house, both for decoration and to make batches of fragrant, flexible wind-hanging persimmons. Because it is a coffee shop, tourists who come here to see the roses and take photos need to buy drinks at the counter.

The persimmon tree bears ripe fruit at the shop, which is a favorite photo spot for many tourists.  Photo: Bag Mo To Coffee Shop
The persimmon tree bears ripe fruit at the shop, which is a favorite photo spot for many tourists. Photo: Bag Mo To Coffee Shop

($1=24,000 VND)
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