Persimmons can be perplexing. There are several types and a misstep in guessing ripeness can put a pucker in your pout. Instead of playing it safe and using persimmons as decor on your Thanksgiving table, try these two preparations: a spicy muffin and dried slices.
Our two young 'Fuyu' persimmon trees produced eight gallons of fruit this November. Our wild persimmon trees (Diospyros virginiana) produce loads of astringent plum-sized fruits, which we left on the tree to sweeten during the first frosts of fall. When faced with gallons of good fruit, what else to do but dig into the files of Cooking Light recipes? This