After a few weeks of massaging those persimmons from our last post we have the results…they sure turned an ugly color, but the white sugars came to the top and boy are they delicious. They are still chewy and biting into one made me think they would be really tasty made into a cookie like a Fig Newton with chewy persimmon instead of figs. I had read that when sold at a market these things can cost up to $35 a pound and after eating one I can see why. This was definitely worth the time and massaging was really not that time consuming and actually felt kind of nice, not messy at all because they developed a thick skin within the first few days. We did leave the window open most days and considered blowing a fan on them, but since we were having some breezy days and the breeze came right in the window we decided the fan was not necessary.
Conclusion: We will be doing this again on a larger scale next year!
Looking forward to future harvests!
Ferne & Michael