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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Otow Persimmon Farm, Sacramento, CA.



(http://www.otoworchard.com/about.html )

8 comments:

  1. These photos show a bountiful harvest of persimmons in all their glory. We love persimmons at our house. They are delicious cut in half and eaten with a spoon, and you can add a splash of lemon juice and/or a bit of whipped cream. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  2. so do they peel them and hang them?
    help me understand what is going on here....

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  3. Yes, Brian, they peel the persimmon by hand and tie two together with a small string. Then they hang them on the drying racks.
    Go to: http://www.otoworchard.com/about.html
    and it will tell you about the family.

    "The process starts with peeling and hanging the persimmons by their stems for 30 to 50 days. In California, the fruits are hung in the sun to help the curing process. To produce even better flavor, the fruits are kneaded every four to five days while drying. The kneading also gives the fruits a uniform texture."

    "After drying, the persimmons go through a sweating process for 10 days in which the fruits lay in heaps under mats. Sweating allows sugar crystals to form on the surface of the fruits. After the sweating process, the fruits are hung up again to dry in the wind. After this final stage of drying, the fruits are finally ready for market."

    Read more: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7875074_persimmon-drying-california.html#ixzz2hwSLuhxL


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  4. impressive and beautiful. I've never eaten one though...what do you think?

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  5. Fascinating stuff! Not to mention the gorgeous colors! It must have been hard not to say a word!

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  6. All the info on persimmons is new and interesting to me. Great photos. I especially like the one of the truck.

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  7. Another learning post for me. Thanks for sharing this information with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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