Persimmon time

December 25, 2007

I know it’s Christmas in Hollywood because the old persimmon tree in our backyard has lost all its leaves and all we are the most popular spot for wild and non-wildlife in the neighborhood. Good thing, as I’m not a huge fan of persimmons. But they are so beautiful in the early winter sky, how could I not like them? (Oh yes, that’s a banana tree behind it that has crept into our backyard from the next yard.)

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Elaine December 25, 2007 at 8:52 pm

A friend of mine who has a virtual forest of persimmon trees made me some persimmon bread. I think that she used a banana bread recipe and substituted persimmons for the bananas. It was FANTASTIC–kind of what you would imagine fruitcake should taste like, and absolutely nothing like I imagined it would be. Since you have so many, you might give it a try! She also makes persimmon wine, but I don’t think that I’ll be trying any of that in the near future.

I think that you are supposed to wait for them to drop to the ground rather than picking them (or is it the other way around?) I’m sure that you will find experts who can tell you. You might even find a recipe on line.

Roger Bourland December 26, 2007 at 7:41 am

Elaine,
When they fall, it’s as though entire jars of persimmon jam has exploded on the ground. What a mess!

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