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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: sc4001992 on January 07, 2022, 03:46:11 AM

Title: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: sc4001992 on January 07, 2022, 03:46:11 AM
I just finished picking most of my persimmons, even dehydrated some and it tastes very good.
I like the non-astringent varieties more than the soft astringent ones.

(https://i.postimg.cc/8cfYQssN/Persimmon-pic1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QKsmc8py)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Mpwz5Jrv/Persimmon-pic3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLWMQpFY)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1RgR5Hq5/Persimmon-pic2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7bkrKS9p)

(https://i.postimg.cc/66GwNpk8/Persimmon-pic4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dDvg2wtF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/pXYw2hqL/Persimmon-pic5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/crC9hJpp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZqggfrKV/Persimmon-pic6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v1r3TxnV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mr0X3B8n/Persimmon-pic8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKDDxSX7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FzGV64VN/Persimmon-pic9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tnZ618cM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6QRLXRfH/Persimmon-pic10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVJtN2Z8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/90XGZk5S/Persimmon-pic11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XGhG0Qvc)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xjsmBtSf/Persimmon-pic12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z0d0dPR2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zXFBCzSP/Persimmon-Matsumoto1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLDwvKf8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1t0tvy1t/Persimmon-Matsumoto2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xJCnCDCD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MZrc9HyX/Persimmon-pic13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3WmJRKfH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/vZwZKVD8/Persimmon-pic14.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0bZvMrph)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ydGVyJwH/Persimmon-pic15.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zbnZJfzt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3wJ4Lvb4/Persimmon-pic16.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RWyZhNm4)
Title: Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: Ognin525 on January 07, 2022, 10:04:12 AM
That matsumoto looks amazing!!!! How was its sweetness?
Title: Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: sc4001992 on January 07, 2022, 02:53:31 PM
I'm use to eating the hard/crunchy non-astringent varieties. But the Matsumoto will hang on the tree until the fruit color looks translucent and soft. The ones I let get soft were very sweet but I eat most of my fruits hard. The Saijo is an astringent variety so it can be picked firm, then needs to be left on the counter to get soft before you eat it. It is very sweet, maybe the best one if you like soft persimmons. I just grafted some Saijo on my mult-grafted tree.
Title: Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: Plantinyum on January 07, 2022, 04:46:14 PM
Those look so yummy,  i had fuyu fruit from my plant this year and they were exelent. I also like much more the types that can be eaten hard, i ate my fuyus hard and probably should have let them ripen more on the tree....

Dried persimmon is something i will do someday when i buy me a dehidrator....
Title: Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: sc4001992 on January 07, 2022, 07:38:10 PM
When you dehydrate the fuyu it will taste 2x as sweet and it will keep for a longer time (up to 2month in air-tight bag).
Title: Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: RollingInTheWeeds on January 13, 2022, 10:00:02 PM
Great pictures!  Thanks for identifying the different varietes clearly.  Haven't gotten any fruit from my persimmon tree yet, so I'm very much looking forward to it (and jealous in the meantime)!
Title: Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: sc4001992 on November 06, 2022, 12:35:29 PM
My Matsumoto fruits for this season ripened and finished early. Start to ripen in Sept, then all finished in October.

Now the only persimmon I have that are ripening is the Hyakume. It says in some description that this fruit is the sweetest (non-astringent) of them all. Last year all my fruits were large but did not get cross pollinated (PVN). This year it did get pollinated by my other varieties I grafted on the tree and so the fruits have seeds and the brown sugar color inside. Very sweet, as sweet as the astringent varieties (i.e. Saijo, Hachiya) but the flesh does not need to be soft to taste sweet.

I will post some photos of my fruit on Wednesday so I can show the comparison of the Fuyu, Jiro, and my Unknown Variety. The Hyakume is a winner with pollinated, hard to find other non-astringent variety that is sweeter than this one. I ate a few Fuyu from this year's crop and it was very sweet.

If you have some sweet non-astringent variety then please mention it here.
Title: Re: Asian Persimmon - this season crops
Post by: sc4001992 on November 13, 2022, 04:02:06 PM
Here's my Hyakume fruit that was pollinated, taste was very good.

(https://i.postimg.cc/J0NvwJzd/Hyakume-Pic5.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)