Sunday, October 2, 2011

Persimmons

The wild persimmons are ripening . . .

 
Tempting, tasty, and, alas. . .tiny . . .
(Garlic head for size reference)

But coons and possums will eat their fill.
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15 comments:

Ms. A said...

My neighbor has a tree that's loaded with persimmons, but they are bigger than those. When my Dad was living, he always mentioned me asking for some, he loved them. I never did. Now, when I see the tree loaded down with them, I think of Dad and wonder why I never tried to get them for him.

toe-mater said...

HI sorry to change the suject but was wondering if any one has Seen the book house blog she posted on the book "Alex Stewart" Portrait of a Pioneer. This is my great grandfather. I was happy to see someone reading it. He was quite a character. I like persimmons also, I think i like paw paws' better. Its hard to get to those before the groundhogs do. I love black walnuts also. Me and my sons crack them and make candy with them like my grand parents did. Mamaw always said, "The familly will always gather together for cracking nuts. They like the candy!" and would laugh.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

If I had these growing round the house , I'd be beating all furry fellow fans off with a stick !

Ruth said...

Lovely photos - I look forward to seeing more.

Brian Miller said...

would not mind on the coons as i think they rather cute...possum on the other hand...

Martin said...

Looks as though the wildlife are the winners, this year.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Not just the 'coons and 'possums! Jim

Jill said...

Love those wild persimmons! I had a neighbor that made persimmon pudding that was to die for.

Louise said...

I'm too far North for them. Around here, it's crabapples that the critters come for.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Since i don't know what they are and how they taste, i would say i love the pics (LOL!)...

JJRod'z

Deanna said...

Our persimmons are non-existent this year. Last year was a bumper crop. So goes the cycle.

We made persimmon wine one year that almost had the punch of white lightning!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

Persimmons jam and butter sounds good to me!

Have a great day and week.

Best
Tracy :)

Merisi said...

Oh, what a wonderful surprise: I love those tiny wild persimmons! I used to collect them along the Potomac river. They were full of flavor, especially after the nights turned cooler. Back in Rome I knew quite a few persimmon trees. Those shiny orange fruits on their dark branches against the blue November sky were harbingers of winter.

Marilyn said...

What tiny persimmons, I would enjoy watching the feasting that is going on.

NCmountainwoman said...

We had two 'simmon trees near my childhood home. Every year my brother dared me to bite into a green one. And every year I did, because he said if I didn't then I couldn't play with him and the other boys. And wouldn't you know? Sometimes he still didn't let me play and I suffered that inside-out mouth for naught.