Persimmons

Persimmon tree in Las Nieves, Santa Cruz., La Palma
Persimmon tree in Las Nieves, Santa Cruz.

The persimmons are ripe.

On La Palma, persimmons are called Kaki or Sharon, and I believe the tree comes from Asia originally. They’re much nicer when really ripe. The catch is that by the time they’re ready for eating, they’ve gone squishy, so they don’t travel well. Personally, I love them with Greek yoghurt.

Ripe Persimmon. Photo: JonRichfield, Wikimedia commons
Ripe Persimmon. Photo: JonRichfield, Wikimedia commons

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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