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Ripe Persimmons

The persimmon is the edible fruit of some trees in the genus Diospyros. Diospyros is in the Ebenaceae family.

The fruits are usually taken from culivated varieties (cultivars) of the tree. They can be eaten in all stages of life. They are edible from when they are hard like an apple, to melting the moment they are touched. They are also used in smoothies and juicers when hard.

They come in all different shapes and sizes depending on variety. Some have even been known to leave your mouth feeling "furry" and dry. Other names the fruit go by are Sharon fruit and Kaki. It has no stones, no pips and no seeds. It has pure flesh. The leafy top should not be consumed. The leaves of which will go brown well before the fruit has ripened. Best kept in a basement or garage out of the way, but still warm.

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