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From: "Wilma Norton" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] chatter
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 12:32:13 -0600
When I lived in Calif. one neighbor on one side had the "apple persimmons" -
the small ones that are good to eat just like an apple, only you have to
peel them. They weren't good for baking. Another neighbor across the
street had the big red ones that were good for baking. You have to let them
get really ripe before using them - the stores have to get them in before
they are fully ripe because they bruise so easily.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 11:52 AM
Subject: [ARIZARD] chatter
> My "Beverly Hillbilly" type grannie always said they weren't good until
> after the first frost. If you've ever ate one before they were ripe you
> why. When I first moved back to Arkansas my father came to help build our
> house. He thought we should use everything he could find including food
> stuff. Just to name a few, plums, blackberries, black walnuts,
> huckleberries. OH and I never had to get them ready to use.
> I used a punpkin cookie recipe to make persimmon cookies and they were
> OH and Harold the ones in the store aren't near as good as the ripe ones
> straight off the tree.
> For some reason our trees around here didn't seem to have as many this
> as last.
> If the green ones fall off, our miniature horses don't seem to mind, some
> will eat them.
>> Our local Wal-Mart had ripe persimmons in their produce
>> department back in the fall, and so did our local farmers
>> market. You may be able to get dried persimmons in the dried
>> fruit section of your local market.......HRB
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