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  • From: "Mark Lee" <>
  • To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <>
  • Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Persimmon in Temple, TX.
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:58:33 -0800

What is the Japanese method for drying astringent persimmons? Do they
lose their astringency through drying? Do you eat the dried product as
a snack food, or do you rehydrate it and then cook with it?
-Mark Lee, Seattle

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Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 7:07 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Persimmon in Temple, TX.

Hello All,

Just received an e/m:

<< I have an older persimmon tree about 25 feet tall.  Each year we get
a tremendous number of fruit but have no use for it.
Do you know anyone in the Temple, Texas area that would be interested in
our persimmons?
Mike Murehead
512-635-8027  >>

I phoned him and the tree is kaki, astringent. He had no idea of the
variety. I'm going to send him recipes for persimmon pudding (works for
kaki also) and a copy of the article in the recent California Rare Fruit
Growers publication on drying astringent kaki the Japanese method.

He doesn't have an Asian population in the area that could be

If anyone is interested in fruit in his locality give him a call.


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