October frosts signal the beginning of persimmon season. “A folk myth has it that a hard frost will ripen the persimmons and remove their astringency. This is a misconception. Persimmons just take a long time to mature and ripen.” – SFGate When ripe, they turn orange and taste something like an apricot. Trees tend to sucker and form thickets but can be kept in check by mowing.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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