|Past the persimmon trees are geese out in the orchard.|
Soft Hachiya persimmons are in abundance at the fruit stand. If you really like soft Hachiyas, now's the time to get them. They can be eaten fresh or you can freeze them whole and eat them like sorbet later on. The pulp can also be squeezed out and frozen to use for baking later, or to add to yogurt or smoothies.
We were surprised to find that we have some Fuyu persimmons that are still firm this late in the season. Since mandarins were ready so late this year, we still have lots of mandarins at the fruit stand, too, along with the fruits we expect to have now, such as kiwi and Meyer lemon.
Here's what's at the fruit stand now:
- Persimmons--Hachiya (soft), Fuyu (firm), and hoshigaki (dried persimmon)
- Mandarins-Owari Satsuma