Monday, July 12, 2010

Kaki on the Way!

Last year was the first time I'd ever laid eyes on kaki, a.k.a. persimmon. A strange, thick-skinned orange fruit, the kaki comes in two kinds. A short fat stubby kind as well as a longer kind usually dried and later soaked in sake or eaten in tasty desserts.

Part of the vast variety of fruit trees on the farm (biwa, yuzu, and mikan to name just a few), the two kaki trees stand out in the fields where the crops grow. Both are about 20 feet tall, and provide not only wonderful fruit but welcome shade between chores.

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