Blue skies, orange persimmons

Blue skies, orange persimmons

The Kaki fruits, or JaIMG_0741panese persimmons (Bot. Diospyros Kaki) are ripe now, ready for jam-making, and the colours are a refreshing change over the last two grey, soaking weeks.

The immature fruit is quite astringent and bitter but the tannin levels are reduced as the fruit matures and it has its best flavor when allowed to rest and soften after harvest.

It has a delicious soft jelly-like consistency, and is best eaten with a spoon!IMG_0743

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