Monday, 21 November 2011 11:24

Seasons are Relative

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Some of you are already building snowmen.  In this agricultural rich San Joaquin Valley, we rarely see the white stuff so we have to be creative.


I saw this on Tom's computer monitor several times last week but each time I came to take a photo, body parts were missing.  Tom likes the tasty Fuyu-Jiro Persimmons (so do the rest of us).

It is persimmon season in Central California and the trees are full of orange-red orbs of delectible fruit.  I like the fall colors as well.  Here are some more persimon images from the budwood orchard:



Giant Fuyu (Gosho) Persimmons


Fuyu (Jiro) Persimmon (same as on catalog cover this year)


Fuyu (Jiro) Persimmons fruit heavily - Commercial favorite for taste and production


Fuyu (Imoto) Persimmon


Hachiya Persimmon - My favorite for cookies and persimmon bread


Chocolate Persimmons - Another fresh eating favorite


Tamopan Persimmon - A very large astringent selection with unique "acorn cap" apearance


Tanenashi Persimmon - a smaller astringent variety popular in regions of the country.


Tanenashi Persimmon - I'm always impressed how heavy it fruits


Izu Persimmon and nice fall color.  Month earlier fruit.

This is a wonderful time of year.

Ron Ludekens 11-21-2011