Sunday, November 02, 2008

persimmon tree

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It's the season for persimmons (or kaki, as they're called in Japanese).
Taken on Saturday in Yanaka.

13 comments:

  1. Oh, you've got a good harvest of persimmons.

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  2. I read about these but never saw them before. Beautiful shots.

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  3. Those are lovely shots of the persimmon tree in fruit.

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  4. Hi Nat :) I love persimons but they have to be just right not to soft and not hard. I have neighbour who grows persimons in his back yard and they look like the ones on your photo, they remain hard but sweet. I like the other kind, I suppose it is the ones mostly found in grocery stores.

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  5. Hmmm? I guess my neighbour is wrong, he gives everyone around here some and tells that they are supposed to be firm. I went on Wikipedia and no, they are supposed to be soft when ripe. So i have been biting into them every year like an apple...:P He is Italian so I will not argue haha!

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  6. oh i love persimmons! :) hv nvr seen its tree tho'! thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. I've just discovered persimmons! Since I can't eat apples anymore, I've been searching for a new firm, lunchbaggable fruit. Enter the tiny, tasty, pumpkin-like fruits!

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  8. Blech. We had a persimmon tree in the backyard of our old house, and we never did anything with them, so they'd just fall off and rot, making our entire backyard and garage smell terrible for three months out of the year.

    I hear they're pretty good if you actually get them before they're disgusting and cook with them, but man! even thinking about the smell is tripping my gag reflex.

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  9. Pretty pictures, though, especially the first!

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  10. Thanks Weekend Snapshot-ers for stopping by!

    Sylvie - LOL. I think the wikipedia article said the second type can be eaten while still firm. So maybe he has that type in his yard?

    raych - I do love the colour of them, very autumn-like orange!

    Fyrefly - LOL! And thanks! I have to admit that I don't really like them either, the kind of mealy texture just doesn't really appeal to me. I'm more of a citrus or berry person. But they are pretty when they're in some else's yard. :P

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  11. oh i love that fruit, nice shots too. Have a great week ahead.mine is up too.

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  12. Wendy - They are very pretty, aren't they? One of my students brought some in to share in class last week, from her garden, and they were quite good. Still not my favourite but better than what I'd had before. :)

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