Our Jiro Persimmons are fruiting, and the fruit is pretty adorable, as fruit goes. If you’ve had unpleasant experiences eating unripe persimmons in the past, you should know that Jiro produces fruit that are sweet, even if they aren’t perfectly ripe.
The trees are among the most ornamental you can find, with large, glossy leaves turning yellow and orange in autumn, and orange fruit adorning the bare branches as they ripen into winter.
These are Asian persimmons (Diospyros kaki) but there are varieties that are native to the US (Diospyros virginiana) producing smaller fruit, that you have to beat the local deer to, if you want a taste. Here’s a page full of persimmon images I stumbled on while searching for ways to convey why I am mad for persimmon trees http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/diospero/Interesting