We are very lucky to have a forty year old persimmon tree in our garden.
It is huge and we receive an anbundant harvest every year.
This year we have been taking them to my children’s school and leaving them in a big basket for people to take.
The common questions are, when do you know when they are ready and how do you eat them?
Answer 1: We have a large astringent variety and what we do is harvest them when they are hard with a yellow/orange colour. We then place them in a covered box with an apple.
Sometimes they take up to two weeks to ripen and they do not all ripen at the same rate, thank goodness.
When they are extremely orange and incredibly soft, they are ready.
Answer 2: Cut off the top and stick a spoon in!
What do you do with your persimmons?