[nafex] Asian / American Hybrid Persimmons?

Hector Black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Thu Jan 30 14:57:37 EST 2014


We've had the sweetest fruit yet from "Rossyanka" and Asian/American hybrid.  Leave them  on the tree till soft but we bag them to keep the deer from eating them.
    Hector black, zone 6 middle tn.


On Jan 30, 2014, at 1:45 PM, Peter Chrisbacher wrote:

> Alexis' post piqued my curiosity...
> 
> I'm a BIG fan of American persimmons, but not much of a fan of the
> (astringent) Asian persimmons I've tried, which I've felt lacked quite a
> bit in the flavor category compared to a nice soft ripe American.
> 
> I've also tried one or two non-astringent Asian persimmons (eaten when
> crunchy) and was not overly impressed with these either.
> 
> Are there any Asian or _hybrid_ persimmons out there whose flavor compares
> favorably with a sweet, juicy American?  Or, are there any that are
> stand-outs in their respective categories (Asian astringent,
> non-astringent, Hybrid), that I should try before I discount the entire lot?
> 
> Opinions please!
> 
> (On that note, I think I'll go defrost a couple now ;)
> 
> -Pete
> 
> Pete Chrisbacher
> Kennett Square, PA
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