Have to share with you our
once delicious Japanese Diospyros Kaki Persimmon... We did plant an exotic tree and it was November 8, 1999 that we took these photos of an abundant harvest. They were so sweet and firm like an apple. Sure, Diospyros is Greek and meaning Food of the Gods. We had a total of no less than 105 fruits, so many that we took them also with us to work in Indonesia. Funny, nobody there had ever seen or tasted them. The second year we only harvested a good 30; WHY? Because all the critters in the area, like raccoons, or THE BANDITS as they also go by, had discovered them too. Pieter became 'smart' the third year and put plastic bags around the little fruits and stapled them. So they could not get to the fruits. Guess what? The neighbor's yards were full of plastic bags with branches. They had chewed them off regardless. We felt embarrassed so the Japanese Diospyros Kaki tree is no more... We gave up on it. But it was sad for having to do so.
Still on the tree... perfect orange fruit!
They don't have a long stem and are not that easy for harvesting.
At least not for humans; a raccoon seems very apt in removing them or chewing off part of the branches.
Part of the harvest. To the right you see another persimmon variety we had behind our greenhouse.
LOVED the Japanese Diospyros Kaki Persimmon which you see to the left!
Now we only do have: Our Diospyros virginiana L - Eastern Persimmon and we leave them ALL to our Wild Life... You can click the hyperlink.
Do any of you have a Japanese Diospyros Kaki Persimmon tree?