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Old Yesterday, 07:45 PM
 
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My neighbor brought us 10 Persimmon fruits that were the most delicious fruit, I have ever eaten, short of PAPAYA and MANGOES. They are mushy when ripped, so I ate 8 of them, and my husband only had two, his choice.

Now, there is a Native American Persimmon, Japanese, and Chinese Persimmons, but my neighbor, does not know, in which category it falls.

Has anyone here has tried all three species. The one given as a gift was superb. I went into Google, and it stated that it takes EIGHT years to get fruit, from Persimmons. That is a lifetime........
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Old Today, 05:17 AM
 
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I planted a wild one from seed years ago in FL. It did good for years and just died about 18 years later.
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Old Today, 07:15 AM
 
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We have both Fuyu and Eureka at our house. Fuyu is non-astringent. Eureka is astringent, meaning you need to wait until it is ripe before eating it. Fuyu is normally eaten when just slightly soft. Eureka needs to be mushy. I think Hachiya is the other astringent one we used to have. (We also have native persimmons, but they are tiny and full of seeds.)

Here are some descriptions of some of the common ones: Persimmon varieties
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Old Today, 09:40 AM
 
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the native ones are pretty good if you don't mind the consistency (mushy) and the fact that around half the fruit mass is composed of seeds. they make good preserves/jam if you're willing to put some work into it. the flavor reminds me of apricots.
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Old Today, 03:46 PM
 
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I used to live near a native persimmon, somehow it was planted next to our yard. Fruit was delicious. We picked when it’s ripen. Lately I have not had the same experience from the same type bought from supermarket.
I do grow Fuyu persimmon, they don’t take too long to have fruits, maybe 2-3 years max. We usually have about 10-12 fruits per year. Not a huge tree.
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