Re: [GardenRebels] American persimmon and pawpaw

From: Chris R.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:27 PM
Hi, Sarah.
I don't have, but my grandmother in Tokyo had a huge persimmon ("kaki") tree in her yard. I used to harvest them for her and she would dry them in the sun. The end result ("hoshi-gaki") was like a naturally sugar-coated apricot (in texture, not taste), very delicious. Of course, they can be eaten raw, as well. You can find persimmons in many supermarkets, and Trader Joe's, too, I think. And they are definitely available in Japanese (and maybe Korean) food stores.
When selecting trees for planting, take care to get the edible variety, as persimmons also come in a bitter-tasting variety.
Good luck,

J. Chris Reid
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On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Sarah <[address removed]> wrote:
Does anyone have either of these types of trees? I'm considering options for fruit trees to plant next spring and am curious about these. I've never tasted either but would love to this fall if anyone has them.

I learned about them through a podcast called A way to garden with Margaret roach. It's a great podcast if you're looking for one to check out. She is organic and has some permaculture topics, lots of great guests and she is based in NY though a bit more north than us.

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