My Hachiya persimmon tree has provided an amazing harvest this year. For the last few years, I was afraid the tree had died. During the last several seasons, it didn't produce. I'm not sure why, since it's a mature tree. I fed it some compost tea and straw mulch, and what a difference! The whole tree came back to life. I have picked at least 150 persimmons so far...it's a thrill. They are lined up in long rows on the counter, the windowsill, the dryer and the kitchen table. I love growing fruit; it's so rewarding.
I gave some to my neighbors, and dropped off a bag on the porch of the woman who runs our co-op in Wrightwood. She uses them to make persimmon cookies. I will leave a bag in the mailbox for my mail lady. She is always so appreciative of homegrown fruit. I also gave some to the lady that sells produce at our local fruitstand. Her eyes lit up and she told me that she loves persimmons. I will take her some more tomorrow.
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