As one of the top special local fruits in Yangshuo, persimmon has a long history of cultivation, famous for its "fragrant and sweet, thin skin, thick core, and beautiful heart-shaped appearance". Persimmon are easy to grow, so they can survive in many places except in the water. They are harvested in September and October and sundried in the weeks thereafter, because that's the best way to eat them.
Fresh persimmons are sweet but crunchy, like an apple and can lead to diarrhea if eaten too much but interestingly when the fruit is cooked it is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
These are akin to grapefruit, but sweeter and drier. The most famous pomelos in China come from Yangshuo and are harvested in late August, but can be enjoyed year round. The Yangshuo Village Inn has 20 old pomelo trees that still bear fruit and are prized over younger trees. These are a high-fiber, high vitamin-C fruit that once peeled is refreshing in any season.
With a reputation as "King of the Oranges", Ponkan, also named Penggan is one of the best-loved fruits in Yangshuo. This fruit is big, with a golden color, fresh and sweet and juicy. They come into season in October and are equally tasty to eat as to drink as a juice. A very healthy snack or drink!
Chestnuts are usually harvested on the mid-autumn day lunar calendar, and can be stored all year long after insulation. There are several local varieties. The one with bright color like it is brushed with oil is the best. They can be eaten fresh (very crisp and sweet), boiled for using to make rice dumplings, rice cake, rice pudding etc. or stir-fried with sand will be specially fragrant and sweet.
In recent years, the output of chestnuts in Yangshuo is the most compared with the other places in Guangxi province. Because the chestnut tree is very easy to survive and has a long period to harvest, there is a good saying about it: "A tree can gain enormous profit out of a small capital investment".