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Old 09-30-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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They are getting ripe and it is like eating persimmon flavored custard. Ohhh they are so gooood!
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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I agree!! The best thing is you don't need to wait until they are soft, they can be crunchy like apple yet sweet like persimmon.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I agree!! The best thing is you don't need to wait until they are soft, they can be crunchy like apple yet sweet like persimmon.
I think it depends on the type you have. I understand the astringent types (like our native US persimmons) need to soften before they're good. Anyway...sounds DELICIOUS. Do they fall off the tree?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Wife is the gardener and I'm the consumer. She usually waits for them to fall. She has three different types and one she calls chocolate is dark brown inside but tastes like persimmon. So, she hasn't yet brought me any that is crisp like an apple. Who knows, maybe another tree. After 65 years of marriage I should have known to ask Wife first which I just did, and she said the other tree which is just now getting ripe is the crisp kind. What do I know
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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I have the Fuyu variety which does not need to be soften. I just pick them off the tree and eat it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Wife just brought me a Fuyu. Wow! Wonderful
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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But there is something missing with these persimmons. In my childhood many, many years ago the most pleasant and memorable thing was climbing a wild persimmon tree and picking and eating them directly off the limb. And having fights with the green ones, especially if you caught one of your "friends" up in the tree where he could not dodge. Often the fight (some times physical) would end up on the ground. Those hard green persimmons could do some serious damage to your body . Oh the memories . Has it really been that long ? I'm afraid so !
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