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persimmons ...anyone else got lots?

Postby safronsue » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:34 pm

Beautiful tree laden with fruit this year. I've just been reading about ripening them with ethylene producing fruit like apple in a paper bag, which is new to me, we usually just wait til the first frost and then they go all gooey and lose the astrigency. this year there are so many i would like to start eating them soon so will give the paper bag a go tomorrow. Tried the freezer way 2 weeks ago and it didn't work but maybe that was too early. What do you do with yours?
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Re: persimmons ...anyone else got lots?

Postby Biscombe » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:43 pm

Ours are just at the end but we've had a fantastic harvest from 2 trees. Here we go, lots of ideas on here......
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Postby Thomzo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:16 pm

Aha - I wondered why they seem to be so cheap in the shops. I'm jealous, I wish we could grow them here. Good to hear that you have a good crop.

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Postby frozenthunderbolt » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:41 am

spray them with vodka and then let it evaporate a few times- it helps to reduce the tannins
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Re: persimmons ...anyone else got lots?

Postby safronsue » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:36 am

yes there are loads of recipes online to be found aren't there and i found lots too biscombe. have you tried any?
spray with imported vodka!? noooo! might try some raki though.
just out of interest...how much is a persimmon in swindon?
i think my fav idea and most ish is to freeze the ripe pulp and make leathers in the solar dryer next season.
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Postby GeorgeSalt » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:41 am

I think I saw them in T***o this week, 4 or 5 for £1.

It's a fruit I look forward to appearing at my local cornershop at this time of year. I can't say I've noticed a strong tannin flavour.
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Postby Mustardseedmama » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:38 am

We have loads this year. That said the only thing we find them palatable in (even dead ripe) is the chicken run,...
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Postby Thomzo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:11 pm

safronsue wrote:just out of interest...how much is a persimmon in swindon?


I paid a pound for three in M0rris0ns this week.

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Postby GeorgeSalt » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:24 pm

Local corner shop is £1.80 for 4, I looked this evening. I think I'll shop around for a better deal as I am very partial to them at this time of year.
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