Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Fruit

I was in one of my favorite grocery stores yesterday, and saw a display of fruit that caused me to pause.

It is not very common to find persimmons for sale in grocery stores these days. ...but there they were. The sign says they are a Fall fruit ,must be why they are being sold now.

When I was in the second grade, we lived  near a relatives dairy farm. Between the house where we lived and our cousin's farm was a long dirt road. On the south side of that road, about halfway down stood a persimmon tree. I will never forget eating one when it was still green, which is something you shouldn't do. It takes all of the moisture out of your mouth....and tastes horrible. Although, when ripe a persimmon is a very sweet delicious fruit.....and from what I read is even healthier than an apple.

Do persimmons grow where you live? Have you ever eaten one before it"s ripe?

I am going to be sporadic the next few days. Not only are we having the large dinner party on Saturday, but several of the out of town guests are staying here. Wish you were here to help :) Janey

* I have word verification turned off. If if shows up when you try to comment, just ignore it and hit post.


  1. I love the seeds on salads! I've never tried the fruit.

  2. PS Good Luck with your dinner party. It's snowing in CO!

  3. I love, love, love Persimmon or as they are sometimes known here Sharon fruit. I had my first one when visiting China many years ago, and our local Lidl always has them in when in season.
    Barb says she loves the seeds, but the ones I purchase here never have seeds in them.

  4. i have only tried one here in texas. i didn't like the texture (too much like plums and tomatoes.)

  5. I have no idea if they stock them here.

  6. I don't think that I've ever had one.

  7. I don't know this kind of fruit, have never seen it before. Looks like a yellow tomato.

  8. Dearest Janey,
    Yes, we have had two years of having a wonderful harvest of those delicious Japanese Persimmons and another variety. But the raccoons raided those trees. End result was that Pieter had to cut those trees down... Sad.
    You can read about it in my post here:<a href="”>{Our Japanese Diospyros Kaki Persimmon}</a>

  9. Once more I try that link: <a href="”>{Our Japanese Diospyros Kaki Persimmon}</a>

  10. Sorry, for whatever reason it is not clickable but you can still copy the link...