Friday, October 21, 2011

Persimmons 2011 Harvest


This year the Persimmon Harvest is very low compared to the past two years! First year the harvest was 18, the second year it was 17, this year it's only 5 but these 5 are larger than the first two years (according to Cecil) to me they don;t look any larger..At least I did get a few to get through the tough Summer we had this year...and it beats nothing. I still have some pulp left from last year that I need to do something with...

11 comments:

cathy@home said...

Love those fruit our neighbours tree is just starting to ripen we usually have a few.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

But 5 is better than none........it has been such a hard summer on every one it seems. Here's looking forward to a good summer next year, right? Have a good weekend. blessings, Kathleen

Mrs.Pickles said...

That's too bad that you only got 5 this year, however they do look pretty darn good!

Jody said...

I didn't know you had a persimmon tree! I've only eaten store bought fruit. I bet they'll be delicious.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

cathy@home
it's a good tasting fruit once they are ripe, it's the wait that kills me :o)

Eggs in my pocket
5 is better than none and I'm glad Cecil doesn't care for them..I hope they taste as good as they look.

Mrs Pickles ..that's probably as much of them as I needed this year..since I already have pulp from last year that I need to use.

Jody
yes, and I'm happy to have it , wish I had bought two when I bought the one..:o( didn't know I'd be so happy our it would grow well here...

Mr. H. said...

They look great, we hope to purchase a few American persimmon trees this spring...and then we will only have to wait 8 or 10 years before we too can line our counter with those wonderful looking fruits.:)

Daisy said...

They look pretty all lined up there in the window like that. Have a nice weekend, Ginny! :)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mr. H
I don't think you have to wait that long! Unless your buying very small trees. Ours was about 5 or 6 feet tall when we first got it ..(it was expensive) but it fruited the first year :o). Still think we should have bought two:o(

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Daisy, they do look pretty and maybe they are larger than last year..maybe that's why just a few compared. It was a hot dry summer that it had to live through.

Leigh said...

We have a native persimmon in the woods and today I managed to get a small quantity. Would love to know how you make your pulp (tutorial, hint, hint?) I put mine through my foley food mill, but the seeds were impossible to work with.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Leigh, I have an old fashioned type of "mill" if you can call it that...I showed it on one of my posts. it would get those seeds ...or I would use my "Champion" and it would masticate those seeds into dust..Your Foley should do some good getting them out! just repeat the action...