Have you ever tried persimmons? One of the most common fruits in Asia, they come in two major varieties, heart-shaped Hachiya that is palatable only when soft while the more squat fuyu can be eaten as an apple. Our highly knowledgeable chair of the Garden Committee, Bill Preston, owned a thriving orchard of organic fuyu persimmons for many years. He has painstakingly grafted the trees with the best cultivars, yielding persimmons that are wonderfully tasty. Bill will have a stand in the Holiday Bazaar this Friday. Do not deny yourself the opportunity to try them.
Contributed by Dorothy Yuan