What is This?

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by jokey, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. jokey

    jokey Well-Known Member

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    We went to our land this past weekend and these were just hanging off a tree. I have no clue what they are . Anybody? Thanks Joyce
     
  2. woodspirit

    woodspirit Well-Known Member

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    They look like persimmons.
     

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    marvella Well-Known Member

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    yup! past their prime a bit, tho.
     
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    jokey Well-Known Member

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    Doh! Just the one. That lower one looks good! (Wishing the persimmon trees I planted in the spring had survived)

    A note for you for next year. Never eat persimmons before they have had a good frost on them. Before the frost they will make your entire face pucker, after the frost sweet as can be.

    Shane
     
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    SYLVAR, you are a spoil sport. You kill all the fun. Everyone should have the pleasure of their first big bite of green persimmon. ;)

    Really, the frost is just a good milestone. Further south the frost doesn't come until they are past their prime. They are good anytime they have turned yellow, "or orange" and just began to shrivel.

    Jokey, search for a recipe for persimmon pudding. It is great.
     
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    bob clark A man's man

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    we had a persimon tree on uor place that 3foot through. dad had logger in that took it out. luckily there were alot of small ones around it that had started. they are 6-8 inch threw now.we need to thin them out and it would make a nice small grove of them. deer do love them ours is the onlypersimons that i know of around he .we are in southern Iowa. a family from KY owned that land at one time .we think they brought it with them as it was near their house at the time
     
  9. GeorgiaberryM

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    Diospyros virginiana (common persimmon) though possibly but unlikely a texas persimmon depending on habit and folliage. Both good to eat.

    --usband o' G