|Persimmons "Nikita's Gift". 9.23.16|
I'm leaving them in a bag with apples for a few days, to ripen. There was a fourth persimmon, drier and more wrinkly, that I opened and spooned out the soft inner fruit, non-astringent and sweet but dry, probably because it fell prematurely from the tree and ripened on the ground, in the sun.
Saijo persimmons are also beginning to show ripe color. It's a gradual start, but after 4 years of growth and nurturing, it appears that persimmons can be grown and produce fruit in this area. Very rewarding.