I have to admit… I have NEVER eaten a persimmon!
Is that shocking?
I guess that’s because we never ate them in my family when I was growing up. Then why is everyone talking about persimmons in the fall and giving them away?
Many people have planted persimmon trees perhaps due to the fact they are hard to find in our local stores. That’s because they don’t ship well commercially.
I was at my chiropractor last week and he had baskets of persimmons one of his patients was giving away. I asked the doctor what to do with them and he got all excited telling me about this particular type. I guess you have to be careful to know if you are getting an astringent or sweet type.
He told me this particular type of persimmon was sweet – the longer you let it ripen, the sweeter it will get. And you can just eat it like an apple.[Continue Reading]