I just realized my neighbor has 3 mature persimmon trees and they are all bearing fruit. He doesn't like them and told me I can have all that I want. When do they usually fully ripen and any ways to utilize them vs just picking and eating them?
We didn't have many persimmons this year. The male tree blew over a couple years ago. The mature females were loaded early but most fruit dropped mid-summer. There are some small persimmons with no seeds, about the size of a cherry. I was happy to find a seedling my Dad transplanted 10 years or so ago had a few fruit on it this year.
I planted persimmon seedlings from the Missouri MDC the last 2 years and grew some from seed this summer. Some of those will get grafted in a few years. I hope to have lots of persimmons in the future.