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Persimmons How to use ?
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Bert    Posted 10-21-2003 at 16:48:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]

We have one good persimmon tree that always produces well. Problem is its 50' tall and we have to wait till the fruit drops. Since we already had a frost most of the 'simmons are sweet and not bitter. We can get about a pint every day or so.

We would like to get enough to make some preserves, so we thoght about freezing them till we had a respectable mess.

Will they freeze and still be usable ?

Any tips would be appreciated


Mike In Tn    Posted 10-22-2003 at 13:51:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Old Timers mashed them flat and dried them in the sun like apples.


Steve from Tn    Posted 10-21-2003 at 19:28:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
They make good persimmon nut bread, just like banana nut bread.


Annie in KY    Posted 10-22-2003 at 06:49:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes you can freeze the fruit, but I would remove the skin and pits before freezing the "meat" of the fruit. Then you can just get out a ziplock bag of fruit when you want and make bread or other receipe's as you see fit. You can freeze them without removing the skin first, but since you have a few a day might be a task to do when you don't have mass quantities to deal with. Also, a good way to just get the meat out of the fruit is to use one of the triangular collanders that you squish the stuff through using a wooden thing-er-mabob (what the heck are those things called???


wvbill    Posted 10-23-2003 at 03:12:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
they use to make persimmon beer here in wv.


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