Monday, November 28th, 2011
If you’ve ever eaten a persimmon that was not ripe, you know how vital it is that they are ready to eat. In fact, they need to be quite soft to avoid the dreaded “pucker effect”.
Unlike the gigantic orange Fuyu persimmons available at most grocers, these persimmons are small, spotted, and wrinkled. Me and my Dad ate a dozen right off the tree as we were picking the ones low enough to grab, spitting out the huge seeds.
What they lack in beauty, however, they make up in sweet flavor. You can’t always judge a book (or a fruit) by its cover!