How Do You Know When to Pick Persimmons?
Persimmons are picky about picking. Unripe persimmons have a bitter, mouth-puckering taste; ripe ones contain almost 34 percent fruit sugar. That's sweet enough to have earned persimmon trees the botanical name Diospyros, meaning “food of the gods!” We look what makes unripe persimmons bitter, and how to tell when they'reripe enough to pick. Read on to learn more.