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Not this kind of persimmon:

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This kind of persimmon:

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This is the fruit that is produced by the persimmon tree.  If you've never seen one, this is what they look like.  At least this variety anyway.  There are different types within the persimmon family, and I am by no means an expert on the various versions.  Where I live it's not available at mainstream grocery stores...I have to go to a specialty store, but they are really pretty good.  I've had dehydrated persimmons too, which are excellent.

Has anyone else tried them?

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1 hour ago, 1badbadger said:

Not this kind of persimmon:

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Lots of great memories from the days when these drivers were king, I still have 2 or 3 in my garage and take them out to hit every so often. In golf, the feel of a balata ball hit flush on the screws of a persimmon driver will never be surpassed. Butter, pure & simple. Butter.

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1 hour ago, 1badbadger said:

Has anyone else tried them?

I love persimmons. They're one of my favorite fruits.

I have never had them dehydrated, though, and I do have a food dehydrator...

10 minutes ago, MrGolfguy67 said:

Lots of great memories from the days when these drivers were king, I still have 2 or 3 in my garage and take them out to hit every so often. In golf, the feel of a balata ball hit flush on the screws of a persimmon driver will never be surpassed. Butter, pure & simple. Butter.

You can't hit a golf ball very far with a persimmon. 

Seriously, did you read the OP?

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22 minutes ago, billchao said:

Seriously, did you read the OP?

Sure i did. I was taken back to a far better and simpler time when persimmon drivers ruled the golf world. 

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6 minutes ago, MrGolfguy67 said:

Sure i did. I was taken back to a far better and simpler time when persimmon drivers ruled the golf world. 

The thread is about a fruit.

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8 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I’ve never had one. What do they taste like?

Like a persimmon 🤣

It's kind of a unique flavor. I just asked my wife and my mother and neither could come up with a better answer. They're very sweet. You can have them overripe and they get soft like a tomato, but normally they have a bit of crunch to them like a pear.

They start to come in season around autumn and that's when you'll find them in Asian grocery stores. Some places have them year-round but they never look good enough to buy so I don't. 

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5 hours ago, billchao said:

Like a persimmon 🤣

It's kind of a unique flavor. I just asked my wife and my mother and neither could come up with a better answer. They're very sweet. You can have them overripe and they get soft like a tomato, but normally they have a bit of crunch to them like a pear.

They start to come in season around autumn and that's when you'll find them in Asian grocery stores. Some places have them year-round but they never look good enough to buy so I don't. 

I will look for them.

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Don't ever eat them when they are still green, Ugh 😮
They will make your mouth numb and taste horrible.

There was a few trees in neighbor yards when I was a kid, we would prank other kids to try them.

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32 minutes ago, Club Rat said:

Don't ever eat them when they are still green, Ugh 😮
They will make your mouth numb and taste horrible.

There was a few trees in neighbor yards when I was a kid, we would prank other kids to try them.

I've never had it, but there are ways to cure unripe ones to get rid of that astringency.

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