Persimmon, The Elusive Fruit

Persimmon, The Elusive Fruit

In Southern California in particular, the sight of persimmons hanging from trees is a sure sign that fall has arrived. Generally speaking, from late October through late November – the season can be severely altered by climatic conditions, and is most favorable following a period of hot summer days with cool evenings – lines snake at Farmers Market stalls as people clamor for the elusive fruit. If you’ve never tasted one before, you might be wondering what makes a persimmon so special. Some would say that it has to do with the delicate, sweet flavor, while others would argue that half the fun is in getting one to the point of perfect ripeness. Either way, this fruit is sure to make a few appearances on seasonal menus nationwide.

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