We have A Fuyu persimmon tree in our yard that is too close to another tree so it has fruited heavily to the opposite side. The weight of all that fruit (100 or so) has bent the tree to about a 45 degree angle. I'm concerned that this could be hard to correct after the fruit drops, so I've considered picking it pretty clean early. The fruit is all orange at this point, but still very firm, and not yet the deeper orange it turns when fully ripe.
Any info on this issue, as well as how to ripen the picked fruit, would be greatly appreciated.