Wild persimmon query

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Picked the first ripe wild persimmons today.

Because they ripen so quickly and all at the same time, with a job and all, it is hard for me to beat the many critters that already have reservations at each tree.

Does anyone know if you can pick green persimmons and have them ripen on a window sill like tomatoes?

-- (primrose@centex.net), August 05, 2003


Lucky you. It will be November before ours our ready here in Oklahoma.

-- Tabletop Homestead (tabletophomestead@earthlink.net), August 05, 2003.

From what I understand the answer to your question is no. However I heard something about putting them in the freezer and then taking them out again. Then they were supposed to ripen.

Little bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (littlebit@brighterok.net), August 05, 2003.

I tried the freezer, without sucess. However, they may have still been too green. Are there any tricks or tips to processing? Boy, they are wonderful!! I have about 200 trees just loaded with fruit. I have been told to pack them in layers with brown sugar after seeding and "it will make a puppy pull a freight train"

-- Penny Frazier (pinon penny) (penny@pinenut.com), October 20, 2003.

I have picked some just as they were getting soft and frozen them. Take them from the freezer and thaw just enough to loosen skins and peel under running water. let thaw the rest of the way and run thru a collender to remove seeds.

-- Mike Morgan (casstownpoet0167@wmconnect.com), October 25, 2003.

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