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Old 10-22-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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Per-simmity-simmon!!!

Persimmons! Persimmons! Saw them at the farmers market today...but $2 a pound??? Sigh. Love this time of year. Persimmon cake. Persimmon muffins. Persimmon cookies.

How do you use persimmons?

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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We have a great big persimmon tree, and it is loaded this year, but the wildlife is taking care of the fruit...deer, raccoons, possums, and squirrels are all feasting on persimmons this year, thanks to ample rain this summer. I don't know if wild turkeys eat them or not, but DH saw 3 of them in that area the other day.
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Do you know I have never tasted or even seen a persimmon up close? For that matter far away either!

Am I in the minority here?

But they sound delicious!
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:07 AM   #4
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wild persimmon trees are common in my area. I hope cultivated persimmons are better than the wild. I have one tree close to the barn that I am happy to have, but for the most part I leave them for the wildlife.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
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"They" say the flavor improves after frost.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:09 AM   #6
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Are persimmons soft like apricot or hard skin like apple? I found two tall trees with lots of dropped peach colored fruit. I tasted one it was soft and delicious, thought
it was apricot. Tried another couple days later, it was very bitter, so I am now not sure....
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #7
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Do you know I have never tasted or even seen a persimmon up close? For that matter far away either!

Am I in the minority here?

But they sound delicious!
If Fall, the season, had a taste, it would taste like Persimmon. They look like little pumpkins. Tasty.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:02 PM   #8
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Are persimmons soft like apricot or hard skin like apple? I found two tall trees with lots of dropped peach colored fruit. I tasted one it was soft and delicious, thought
it was apricot. Tried another couple days later, it was very bitter, so I am now not sure....
They have hard skin like an apple. You have to cut the peel off. The meat is best when it's ripened soft, able to be mashed. I've never tasted one when it wasn't softened or mashed however, I imagine it tastes just as nice. They look like a pumpkin, only tiny. They have a "hat" of a stem, leaves if you may, that are hard.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:48 PM   #10
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Persimmons! Persimmons! Saw them at the farmers market today...but $2 a pound??? Sigh. Love this time of year. Persimmon cake. Persimmon muffins. Persimmon cookies.

How do you use persimmons?
In my opinions.. the finest thing that grows on trees!!! That wonderful spicy flavor. 2 years ago we were canoeing when the persimmons were ripe. What a delightful riverside snack, the Paw-paws were good too!!
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