While those of you in the Pacific Northwest are picking apples, we have a different fruit in season here in Houston.
Can you guess what it is?
Nope, not oranges.
Sometimes called the fruit of the gods, these are persimmons! This particular variety is the Asian (Shizi) Persimmon found at the Matt Family Orchard.
It was a breezy, muggy, mosquito filled morning but worth it! They gave us gardening shears to cut the bright orange fruit from the branches.
With 1,100 persimmon trees, we had many a branch to choose from!
Talk about YUMMY loot!
When I was little, my mom would get these from Ko-Ko's market. I had a hard time distinguishing this deliciously sweet fruit from a tomato. (Hey, I said I was little!) I didn't learn the name of this fruit until I was an adult.
And now I can eat as many as I want! Because I'm a grown-up! Woohooo!
Even though I'm sure my mom would still tell me to eat only one so I don't get a tummy ache.
To find a pick-your-own farm or orchard in your area, visit www.pickyourown.org.