Friday, November 21, 2014

A beautiful persimmon tree

On the way to church this last sunday, my wife spotted a beautiful little Japanese persimmon tree by the side of the road. Since we were running late, we remembered the spot and came back to it on the way home so I could take a photo.

Here it is:

That's about the size they normally grow. Japanese persimmons are not large trees, unlike their American counterparts. Check out the great wavy shape - it's really a pretty growth pattern. They always remind me of Japanese ink paintings.

This particular tree looks like an astringent Hachiya type, judging by the large acorn-shaped fruits.

I just thought it was great to see a bearing fruit tree in someone's front yard.

Whoever you are, nice work. Enjoy your fruit.

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At November 21, 2014 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Dr. Mom said...

Nice! I found a persimmon tree this year but haven't tried anything with it yet. I was at the library yesterday and took a photo of an old recipe that was Persimmon Pudding. Should be interesting.

At November 21, 2014 at 9:51 AM , Blogger David The Good said...

They're marvelous, provided you pick them at the right time and let them fully ripen. Rich and sugary.

At November 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Persimmon pudding was a standard dessert every Thanksgiving growing up in Indiana. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream. You will like it.

At November 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, I just read this recipe the other day. It's for roasted persimmon and ginger custard. Looks fantastic!

-Rachel (aka Mrs. Survival Gardener)


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