Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Persimmons

Have you ever tried a persimmon? They are very common in Italy but not so much here in Canada. They usually start to show up in grocery stores in the fall. I bought two from the Italian store when I was in Vancouver last weekend. My husband and sons never developed a taste for them. The Hachiya type, which is what I purchased, has to fully ripen before it can be eaten. The fruit must be really, really soft, if you eat it to soon it leaves a nasty film in your mouth. I've been told that they can grow here in Powell River, I'll have to keep my eyes open for male and female trees, both are needed to grow fruit. Give them a try, they are really tasty.


You can read more by clicking on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persimmon.

4 comments:

solomi558 said...

I just came to your blog from scrappy qu,. I love persimmon , I call them sharon fruit . thanks for the vinegar info,. ----------------cottonreel

wen said...

There's a man on Texada Island that grows persimmons successfully in his greenhouse. His green house is however, three stories high and heated during the winter by a huge German wood furnace which also is ducted to the house.

Alex said...

Margaret

I am not sure about type of Canadian Persimons, I am from Ukraine, and we would get them every winter from Georgia or Armenia I think.
If yours are not ripe, you put them int he freezer. When you defrost them, the tangling taste on the tongue will go away...

Just thought I will let you know.

Powell River Books said...

I never acquired the taste for them, but my grandmother loved them. I can remember her eating them with a spoon after they were very ripe. - Margy