When peeling, always leave a small ring of peel at the tip of the fruit to stop it splitting whence it dries. Beware!! Do not, as I did, try some of the peel. It will make your mouth go drier than Gandhi's flipflop. Not a very pleasant experience at all. But It made my family laugh so it was worth it.
After dropping into a pan of boiling water for 5 seconds, we hang the fruits on the rope so they will not touch when they are hanging out to dry. Then we let nature take its course. After a few weeks, we have lovely dried (Kaki) persimmon which we can eat straight away or put in the freezer to store for the entire year. Goood Joooob