Monday, October 7, 2019

Pucker up for Persimmons!


I've always heard that you can't eat Persimmons until after a frost. So I'm not sure what you can do here in Florida since it won't frost for awhile! But we've found Persimmon trees on most of our hiking trails and the fruit appears ripe.


These photos were taken at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve at the Pruitt Trailhead.


 It's was a beautiful week and a super busy weekend! I'm behind with posting AND visiting!


Did you have a fun weekend too?


 I'll be by to see you soon!


 (unless I'm out on the trails!)


I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE .

38 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty images of the preserve and from the trail. I have never tried persimmon, what does it taste like? Pretty photos and mosaic! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I remember picking up a persimmon I thought was ripe! There was a tree on the driveway going uo to our house from getting off the school bus. It looked perfect, it smelled good but oh my goodness....it turned my mouth inside out.:) Lesson Learned.

Tom said...

...pucker up, that's an understatement!

Sandra said...

love the old shed, appeals to my love of old and rusty... and greenery also. glad you had a good week end. i tried a persimmon once and never tried again, with frost or without..... did not know they grew here

Susie said...

Diane, Wonderful shots of your hiking trails. I do not know about those persimmons. I have never touch one, but saw a tree of them once. Someone told me they are extremely sour. But I would think they have to be good for something. LOL Blessings to you, love, xoxo, Susie

Edna B said...

I've never tried a persimmon. If you tried one, let us know how it was. I love the photos and the fields. Especially the old rusty falling down building. I wonder what it's story was. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

laurie said...

I could send you some frost­čśë,, beautiful week of photos!

Sandy said...

I wonder if they are ripe now or same as the oranges say December. I know I have seen on Instagram talking about eating persimmons and he is in the south. I am going to pay attention because it has me wondering for sure now.

Powell River Books said...

My grandmother loved persimmons. She would wait until they were mushy soft and eat them with a spoon. I never could get past the texture. - Margy

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely photos! It hasn't frosted yet, either. I haven't had a persimmon in years. I wonder if you could pick a bunch of the Persimmons and put them in the freezer for a little while?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I’m not sure I’ve ever even tasted a persimmon...but now I want to! We have a tendency to stay home on weekends. Since we can go outside and play any day we want, we leave Sat and Sun for those who only have those days! We did go hang out at our SIL and daughters for a while on Saturday though! The little farm is so pretty this time of year!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I always enjoy looking at your photos. Happy trails and enjoy the week!

Terri D said...

Great photos, as always!! Take care!

Laurel Wood said...

Lovely photos! I've never tried a persimmon before. We had a quiet weekend at home and we did enjoy slightly cooler temps.

Small City Scenes said...

Glad you are back to blogging and that you had a great weekend
MB

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Lovely photos of the preserve. I've never tried persimmon.

Ann said...

Would you believe I have never tried a persimmon?
Looks like the weather there is beautiful. Enjoyed all your mosaics

BeachGypsy said...

pretty pretty trails and such pretty sky!! Is there a sign or anything telling what the old shed/barn looking building was? I got out our Fall decor yesterday, but it's not placed yet...except for some twinkly Fall lights, LOL. At least its a start. I have "punkins" to scatter around and lots of candles. Oh, and some tacky plastic jack o lantern things that I love, lOL!

BeachGypsy said...

PS Ive never had a persimmon.

happyone said...

Once again you've captured beautiful photos along your walks.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Not a persimmon fan, but I guess some people love them. I thought they would be more red when ripe? Not sure. haven't had much experience with them. Love your photos from your ramblings. We are trying to get back into walking/hiking, hopefully now it will be cooling down enough here in our part of Florida to feel more like getting outside and waling again. We've been under the weather a bit lately, and haven't had much energy for walking, but cooler weather should help. You are an inspiration to me to get up and get moving again!! Thank you!

Christine said...

Well, I don't blame you for hiking! You travels are wonderful. I'd be outside walking and not blogging, either!

Angie said...

Diane - I will never complain if you are "late" commenting, if it's because you are out hiking. You go girl! You are just coming in to the best season for it down your way! We had a great weekend with a one-day getaway - watch for a future post. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday and have a wonderful week!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

We have two persimmon trees in our back yard that were planted by the previous owner. I usually eat a few each year, just because they remind me of Fall and how much my Mom used to love to go out in the woods on a petty Fall day and we would gather persimmons to eat.

If the persimmons in the picture are the same variety that we have here in Missouri, the ones in the pic are not ripe at all. If you bit into one of those your tongue and mouth would pucker up like you had a spoonful of alum. It is so pucker-y that you can't hardly even taste anything for a little while after.

When they are fully ripe, most of the time they are already on the ground. Around here, they start getting ripe after the first frost. Their skin will be dull deep russet orange and have a very light filmy white cloudy look to it and be slightly wrinkled. The persimmon will be so mushy, and squishable, that if you're not careful, it will mash in your hand. The flavor is sweet and mellow,not sharp like a strawberry, and the texture is very, very soft and a bit more fibrous than a peach. But, oh boy, if you misjudge and start to eat one that isn't quite ripe, it puckers your mouth like alum. When that happens to me, it puts a stop to my persimmon craving for the year.

Some people even make persimmon pudding, but I have never tasted any of that.

Happy@Home said...

Pretty shots from your hikes, Diane. When I was researching trees to plant in my new smaller yard, the persimmon was recommended by Southern Living magazine. I didn't end up planting one, but when I read the description I was intrigued by what they would taste like. In reading your comments above it sounds like you definitely don't want to eat them when they are under ripe. One of these days I hope to try a ripe one.

Linda said...

That old shed was my favorite pic today!
Haven’t seen a persimmon tree here since I was a child!

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely mosaics!
Have a great week!

Vee said...

You're def off the hook for visiting me. ☺ I have never eaten a persimmon. If I must pucker up, I guess that I never will.

Agnes Agnieszka said...

Beautifully there a wonderful view and great photos

ClickNCamera said...

Persimmons are horrible when eaten before fully ripe, be careful! Lovely post. Enjoy your day! (Yes, my weekend was great fun spent with family.)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Where ever you are in these photos is the kind of place I like to be. The feel reminds me of the fields I used to hang out around our house when I was a small kid. I didn't know that about persimmons. The persimmons in our tree are taking a slow time ripening that I thought something was off about them. Maybe the past years when they were ripe by now was when they were off schedule.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hope your super busy weekend was a fun one too!
Lovely photographs and mosaics.
Enjoy your week.

All the best Jan

Gina said...

Diane, such lovely photos. I don't think I've ever eaten a persimmon. Does it have a citrus taste?

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, persimmon trees, how wonderful. I've heard baked persimmon goodies are Yummy. It looks like a nice day for a hike. The last picture of the tree with the dangling branches is pretty. It looks like a shady place to rest. : )

~Sheri

carol l mckenna said...

gorgeous place you walked and what beautiful photos ^_^ ~ Don't know anything about persimmons ~ sorry ~ ^_^

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Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your mosaic photos are very beautiful. We would eat Persimmon fruits very often. The fruits are very popular in our country.

Sam I Am...... said...

You go girl!

Debbie said...

hehehehe, i suspect you will be out on the trails!!!

good that you have been busy, we have been too. last weekend was a wedding and this weekend we are going to hershey, pa for a car show!!

i really like the house/building/shed...getting a big ole' hug from nature!!!