What is YOUR persimmon forcast?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by artsyrobin, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Just curious if anyone else has checked persimmon seeds this year?

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    knife-shaped seeds mean “cold and icy”
    spoon-shaped indicate Snow
    fork shaped means mild
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Spoons here in north-central Arkansas. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    There are no persimmons here. [​IMG] In fact, nobody in my class knew what they were until sixth grade when our teacher told us.
     
  4. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    I haven't yet located a persimmon tree on our farm, although I know there used to be some around.
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Now you've done it. You've made me intensely hungry for good ol' American Persimmons. Of course, I don't know where any wild persimmon trees grow here.

    I used to know where some were in a large "park" near where I lived before. Then, they had to go construct a playground in that area. Because we didn't dare have little Johnny and Susie near some tree that puts little fruity messy things onto the ground (that they might pick up and throw, or egads, pop into their mouth) they were cut down -- except for a couple. They moved porta johns in under those.

    I miss persimmons.
     
  6. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Persimmons are in season here right now. Dont have a tree personally, but there is a wonderful farm that we go to get them as well as jams and butters. Yummy. The persimmon farmer that we deal with, he is also harvesting the fruits at the end of October, right before maturity and freeze drying them. They are a bit lighter in color and really crunchy, not bad, but nothing beats the naturally ripened fruit. [​IMG] Season here ends in the middle of December. [​IMG] After seeing this post, I just had to cut one open and eat it.


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  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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  8. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of my MIL at the entrance to the farm, they had an excellent season and have at least 5 acres of the fruit growing. Persimmon heaven! [​IMG]
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  9. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:That looks like a Japanese Persimmon (also known as Oriental Persimmons & a couple of other names). I have a bag of these in my fridge. Bought them at the store around the corner. They don't compare to American Persimmons. [​IMG]

    The type that I'm hungry for grows in the American Southeast. They are smaller. They don't ship well and aren't sold in markets or farmed commercially. They grow wild or sometimes people plant them intentionally because they like the fruit. They are inedible until FULLY ripe -- which is usually (but not always) after a good hard frost. The best way to gather them is to lay a tarp or sheet under the tree & let the wind bring them down (you can shake the tree if you can reach a branch). THen, gather up the fruit & eat it. You need to eat it almost immediately, though.

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  10. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Adding: American Persimmons are tiny. They are more like an inch or an inch and a half across. Japanese Persimmons are larger. The flesh is a different texture as is the taste.

    American persimmons are almost mushy when ripe. If not ripe, you will not get them down: they are too bitter.
     

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