Monthly Archives: December 2011

Oriental Persimmons (Diospyros kaki) (continued)

Hachiya persimmon is an astrigent variety of persimmon. Acorn in shape and orange/red in color, Hachiya persimmon is usually seedless. Select plump fruit with glossy looking smooth unblemished skin that feels heavy for its size. Hachiya persimmon MUST be eaten when fully … Continue reading

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Oriental Persimmons (Diospyros kaki)

Oriental persimmons are gaining in popularity as more and more people are discovering these delicious and versatile fruits. Native to China, oriental persimmons are also grown in Korea and Japan and was introduced to California in the 1880’s. There are several hundred cultivars … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, December 5, 2011

Was under the weather this past week so did not set foot in my vegetable garden. Sorry there is no harvest to show this week but I thought you would enjoy these flowers that are blooming now in my garden in the Hudson Valley. … Continue reading

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Sunchoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

Sunchoke also known as sun root and Jerusalem artichoke (no relation to Jerusalem and not a type of artichoke) is a relative of sunflower and native to North America. Sunchoke is a tuber and looks like ginger. The skin color … Continue reading

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