My SO is crazy about these astringent persimmons! Okay, she doesn't need tons, but 75+lb would be nice. We used to be able to get them from a tree in the south bay that the owners were only too happy to have someone remove the fruits for them. But this year they had to cut down the tree. We're not willing to pay $1+ each at Safeway. A friend in the business says that these fruit have very little commercial value...once they are ripe, they have to be tossed.... In an ethylene rich environment, they ripe fast, hence the sky rocketing price, HELP!!