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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Thursday, December 5, 2019

We INDULGED in Japanese Persimmons

Before I will post about our very special trip, don't reveal it yet... I have to show you our perfect Japanese Persimmons that we found at the Charlottesville, Virginia Whole Foods Market.
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LOVE these Japanese Persimmons... they are the non-astringent ones, you bite them like an apple and they also keep very well.
They looked near perfect!
One such beauty, looking like true art work!
They were grown here in the USA from the Madera Persimmon Growers Inc. in Madera, California
FUYU PERSIMMONS KAKIS FUYU

Thank you for your visit and comment!

Related link:
{Our Japanese Diospyros Kaki Persimmon} | previous post by me about our own Japanese Persimmon at the time...

38 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, Persimmons are such a beautiful fruit, and they have a special lucky meaning in Chinese. The word for persimmon, shi, has the same pronunciation as the word meaning your affairs or things to do. Often you see two together, because shi-shi means two or more persimmons, i.e., everything that you do, and is also part of the good luck phrase shi shi ru yi, hoping that all your affairs go as you wish. So all those persimmons are a good augury for you and Pieter!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you for such a meaningful explanation and as far as the good luck goes, we can use some of it today as Pieter lost his BEST American friend today... He was like a brother to him and also to me.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Hello Mariette and Pieter, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Good friends are precious indeed, and we cannot afford to lost any of them.
      With sympathy, Jim

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    3. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you so very much! Especially on this side of the ocean they replace the lack of family...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette,
    herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Mit Liebe teile ich so etwas herrliches und schönes!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  3. Beautiful looking. I've never tasted. I have to look for some information on whether I can eat them.

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      They are so beautiful and taste very good.
      I presume that their uric acid content will be comparable to that of apples.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Very nice shots of this fruit in several photos.

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    1. Dearest Agnes,
      One could make a still life painting with them in it, so beautiful!
      Guess they could have done a better job on creating a label too.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest RTC.,
      They no doubt are and above all, I love them!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Oooo those persimmons look so fresh and yummy! I don't have a lot of chance to get persimmons in the U.S., but at my family home in Japan, there are persimmon trees in the yard. Actually, many homes have persimmon trees and I love the sight of the pretty orange fruits under a blue sky!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      It is an exceptional beautiful and delicious fruit and Whole Foods Market always has them in season.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. My grandmother had a persimmon tree in her garden in Portugal. They were best when over ripe. It's been quite a few years since I had one.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Guess this variety stays firm all the time, different from the more ovate form that we also had here, they got over ripe and were also astringent. Did not like those that much. Like an apple these Japanese stay firm at any stage and still are sweet and juicy.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Sono frutti che mi piacciono tantissimo, ne ho 3 piante e ne fanno tanti.
    Una buona serarata e una felice domenica per te.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Sì, avevamo anche due alberi, ma abbiamo dovuto rimuoverli perché la fauna selvatica stava prendendo i rami ovunque nei giardini del vicino. Triste perché ci è piaciuto molto mangiarli e aveva buone rese prima che gli animali li scoperto troppo... Buona domenica pomeriggio a voi!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  9. The persimmon is known in botany as Diospyros kaki: the term derives from the greek and is constituted by a combination of two words, "Diòs" (referring to the god Jupiter) and "pyròs" (wheat); literally, then, the persimmon is defined the wheat of Jupiter.
    Still, in Greece we commonly call it "Lotus" and we find it everywhere at this time of the year. For the first time I also bought a variety called chocolate as it is darker and has an even sweeter taste.
    My dearest Mariette, It has been a long time since I last visited your blog, but I will try to go over your past posts little by little.
    I wish you and Pieter a lovely and happy holiday season!
    Many hugs, Marie-Anne

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Yes, the botanical name I'd mention in the link below this post about the two trees we once had. Would love to sample that 'chocolate' variety and no doubt it was good and sweet!
      Life goes on for all of us and writing takes time... Happy you stopped by!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. I've never tried one, I'm not even sure if I've noticed any here in our grocery stores, though I'm sure some of the better stores must carry them. BTW, I like the Chinese meaning of them too (read the first comment).

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. I'm very, very glad Barty is better, that's terrific news. And oh, you were the angel for that poor cat. Hugs.

    Kim and Derry

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      You might find them in the big city in the larger grocery stores. Here locally I doubt that they carry them so most people never get introduced to them.
      The Chinese meaning is very special and so is the meaning of the Latin botanical name, that derived from old Greek.
      Yes, Barty has made such a tremendous change in one week time and I'm glad I stayed with him to coach him back! TLC (Tender Love & Care) does the trick all the time.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. We don't have those delicious persimmons around here, but sometimes we do and I love them ! So happy you two could indulge with some.
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Glad that sometimes you can find them in your region.
      We both love them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. My husband loves persimmons but likes to eat them when they're quite mushy. I prefer them when they are a bit firm and easy to cut.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      This Japanese variety does never get mushy, another variety and that's what be both love most of it and its sweetness. The other, more ovate form we had also in our garden but they are astringent and do become mushy indeed.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Mariette uwielbiam ten owoc. Piękne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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    1. Drodzy Małgorzata,
      My też kochamy ten owoc bardzo i wysyłając Ci ciepłe pozdrowienia prosto z powrotem!
      Uściski
      Mariette

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  14. Ich weiß gar nicht, ob ich Kaki jemals schon gegessen habe, liebe Mariette. Bei uns sind solche Früchte häufig unreif oder künstlich gereift, das mag ich nicht! Manche schmecken dann gar nicht. Besser ist, sie dort zu verzehren, woher sie kommen. Oder sie an unser Klima angepasst zu züchten.

    Liebe Grüße auch hier
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Bestimmt gibt es die bei euch auch in jede Mengen, aus Spanien und Italien.
      Die können aber nicht künstlich gereift werden sondern nur am Baum und dann sind sie noch sehr lange haltbar, genauso wie Äpfel.
      Ganz liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  15. Love Japanese Persimmons too - we can buy them fairly cheaply here, and I often have one for my dessert.

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      Glad you can indulge in them and no doubt with your extensive traveling experience you knew about them early on.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Hi Mariette.
    Ooooooh my favorite fruit in winter !

    Hugs

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    1. Dearest Nathalie,
      Yes, it is one of our favorites too.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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