Persimmons.

The one in our front yard looks very similar. We like grilled and stir fried. May try to slice and freeze this year. Any tips on use you would like to share? Thanks.
Slow motion, you're definitely ahead of us on exploring different uses. To date we've generally just eaten them fresh off the trees, though this year we're not keeping up with the production.

Thinking about making some jam and preserves with them in the coming weeks to both try for ourselves and then give away as presents to neighbors if turn out as good as expected. Supposedly they work well with jams and preserves as they are naturally high in pectin and due to their pH levels require just a spoonful or two of lemon/lime juice to preserve well.
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SakoL61R

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Fresh by themselves, in salads, sliced thin and dried.
We give many to friends as well.
Would like to do preserves at some point
 
Those are nice. I got 1 in the yard I planted a few years ago, Thought it died. I even ran over it with the mower later. Well this past spring it spouted back from the roots. Its about 3 foot tall now. Hope it will produce in a few years.
I don't think it was grafted, may have been so it may be a gamble as to what it grows.
It was supposed to be a Fuyu I believe.
 

NCHillbilly

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Those are nice. I got 1 in the yard I planted a few years ago, Thought it died. I even ran over it with the mower later. Well this past spring it spouted back from the roots. Its about 3 foot tall now. Hope it will produce in a few years.
I don't think it was grafted, may have been so it may be a gamble as to what it grows.
It was supposed to be a Fuyu I believe.
If it was a Fuyu, it was 99.9999% grafted onto a Diospyros lotus rootstock. If you cut it below the graft, you will get a persimmon shrub that has lots of little marble-sized dark-colored persimmons on it if the rootstock was female.
 
If it was a Fuyu, it was 99.9999% grafted onto a Diospyros lotus rootstock. If you cut it below the graft, you will get a persimmon shrub that has lots of little marble-sized dark-colored persimmons on it if the rootstock was female.
Maybe I will try to graft some American persimmon wood to it. I have a few females.
It has about 3-4 sprouts about 3ft tall.
But may wait to see if the fuyu will come out if not then cut it back and do the American.
 

NCHillbilly

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Maybe I will try to graft some American persimmon wood to it. I have a few females.
It has about 3-4 sprouts about 3ft tall.
How low was it cut off? The graft union would be near ground level on container stock.
 
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