Vegetables and Fruit forum: Wild persimmon

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Sep 19, 2013 4:11 PM CST
How to tell if they are ripe...and what do ya'll do (or not) with them?? Pick off the tree or wait till the fruit drops?? I feel like I should be doing something with the fruit. At the very least I'm sure the critters are enjouing as there are seedlings popping up all over my yard.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 21, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Around here we let native/wild persimmons (Diospyros virginiana) drop when they are ripe - or easily shaken from the tree. Ones that are picked or still attached to a twig will often be very astringent. They should feel soft and look wrinkled. This is the wild/native ones and not the Asian or "apple" persimmon varieties. Persimmons are so good. Yum!

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
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gingin
Sep 21, 2013 1:13 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. mine are the wild/native type. The color of ripe is kinda orange?
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 21, 2013 2:38 PM CST
Yes, orange. Thumbs up
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