11. May, 2018

And the first Persimmons

I have had to pick the persimmons. They need a little bit ripening still but the birds were starting to devour them so I decided my needs were greater than the birds. This is the first year we have had fruit on the tree and these are my very favourite fruit. They are quite expensive to buy and usually only available for a short time so having my own is a double bonus. We only got 6 fruits through to this stage. I have seen trees with no leaves and just the fruit hanging there and I had hoped to be able to get to that too but we have lots of birds and they were obviously drawn to the bright orange offerings on the tree