Japanese Persimmons: A Magical Fruit   43 comments

Yesterday I tasted my very first Japanese persimmon. ripe Japanese persimmon

This colorful fruit rules! I have never seen such large persimmons. You have to taste one of nature’s best desserts.


Flesh of the Japanese persimmon


The tree bows to the ripened persimmons.   Japanese persimmon tree laden with fruit

Plump ripe Japanese persimmon


The ants can have this persimmon for themselves.


Low hanging fruit: the Japanese persimmon


Thanks to our vet for sharing his bounty of yummy fruit! Dr. John you rock!  Persimmons ready to eat


Dr. John and his staff have a neat office pet that allows me a photo or two.


Our vet's office lizard pet

Lucky little lizard!


Enjoy your day!




43 responses to “Japanese Persimmons: A Magical Fruit

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  1. The ants have to eat too.

  2. I love these, they are one of my favorite fruits. So jealous that you got some freshly picked.

    • I have always love persimmons, but this my first experience with the large Japanese version…I feel so very lucky to have even noticed the small tree at our vet’s office. Our vet gave me a branch clipping to try to root. Wish me luck and thank you for stopping by my lil’ blog:) Take care, Anna

  3. Gorgeous pics of one of my top favorite fruits. I’ve eaten those for years and when I was young my parents always had a native persimmon tree or two. I have a tree of Eureka variety but mine has never produced well due to insect damage to the bark. I buy mine from an orchard that is about 40 miles from where I live. They have planted hundreds of several varities. I eat them fresh and also peel and slice the fruit. I dry the fruit in a dehydrater and it keeps well in a Hefty storage bag for about 6 months or so. ( in the fridge) You should go to a local nursery and get about 2-3 trees. Make sure that you buy self pollinating trees.

    • Thank you! I too grew up with tiny small native persimmons. Yesterday was my first meeting with the larger Japanese persimmon. I also read about the insects that like to attack the bark of the tree at the base of the trunk. Our vet Dr, John gave me a branch clipping that I will attempt to root. Wish me luck and then I will need to learn how to freeze the fruit properly. Thank you again for the shared knowledge! Take care, Anna

  4. At this time of the year?

  5. Gorgeous color / Great shots!

  6. the acorn shaped persimmon are a better fruit…..flat round shown here are the less nice persimmon though they ship better for marketing

  7. My neighbor down the street has a persimmon tree, which they never touch, so this year I went down and picked a few and make persimmon bread…very tasty!

  8. They look yummy.

  9. How beautiful they are on the tree! I just tasted my first one as well. Top an egg on toast with them, heaven! Thanks for the pictures!

  10. Anna – I’ve never tried persimmons of any kind, but I may have to get brave on your recommendation! Lovely photos! Thanks!

    • Awesome! The Japanese persimmon is only the second variety of persimmon I have eaten. The other type was much smaller and grew in the mountains of east TN. You should give them a try and be sure to eat a juicy ripe fruit. Oh …glad you enjoy my photos:) Take care, Anna

  11. Where are you living that you have this gorgeous fruit at hand?

  12. Great Pics…!!!!!

  13. Marvelous fruit!

  14. My parents grow them in Southern California. Like them better than other persimmons since they are firm and sweet instead of mushy. Prefer them over apples.

    • Luck for you and your parents to have access to such tasty fruit! I agree with you. The this variety of persimmon is my favorite and with a more delicate taste than apples. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Take care, Anna

  15. Ditto on what gorgeous photos these are. I had no idea what a persimmon tree looked like. BTW, do you live in Macon? I worked there for two years as a VISTA volunteer. Had a great time and loved all the country around there. Thanks for taking a look at my blog, too. Hope I can keep you informed on good-tasting and good-for-you food.

  16. Your persimmons are a lot healthier than the ones I’ve seen in our neighborhood. Great photos! I bought a new camera last year and am looking forward to having time to learn to use it this year. So far I’ve just taken some pictures at family gatherings, but it’s been enough to make me anxious for the good weather so I can get out and wander.

    Speaking of wandering, thank you for visiting my blog! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos of Cambodia. I thought they were fantastic.

  17. Aww, Japanese persimmons! My grandma always have plenty in the kitchen during the season. You would love Japan!

  18. Fantastic photos! ….. Also love the lizard ! Thanks for liking my blog.

  19. Jealous of those beautiful persimmons! Thinking about planting some jujubes in my backyard to go with the cherries, pears, pluots, apples, figs, blueberries and blackberries… Hubby thinks they will be just one more thing to mow around!

    • Gosh…I am in envy of all the tasty fruits you already have especially the cherries! My next planting will be a few cherry trees:) And it is only 1 more tasty treat to mow around! May try baking a cherry pie for a after mowing treat. Take care, Anna

  20. my parents had a tree in their yard in Italy, over there we call them kaki. Deliciously sweet! I miss them!

  21. So cool! My daughter and I decided to blog mostly for ourselves and we never thought beyond ourdesire to share a meaningful part of our lives. But already we are finding a community! A community of dog rescuers. A community of those who have discovered the sweetness of persimmons. A community of Southern Virginia gardeners! Nice to meet you!

    • Hi there! I too started my blog on a whim a mere suggestion from a dear friend. My love of photography and life in of itself have propelled me in countless venues via my blog. Community exists on too many levels to describe especially in the blogging community! It is quite heart-warming in too many ways to count! Thank you guys for visiting my little corner of the blog world! Take care, Anna

  22. I find that they taste the best when they’re completely dried out. Then afterwards, you can eat them toasted or just as is.

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