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Kentucky Color: It never hurts to beg for persimmons

Billy Joe Fudge offers many insights and uses for products of this wonderful tree.
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By Billy Joe Fudge

You most probably can get out and take a road trip through the Great Wooded South, spot some heavily ladened trees, then stop and ask about coming back to pick up a mess.

Never hurts to beg if considered to be necessary. A couple of things to remember about Persimmon is:
- A. they have male and female flowers on separate trees so if you have one which doesn't bear fruit don't cut it down for it may be responsible for the delicious fruit on nearby female trees.
- B. Dried fruit can make a great addition to some of your baked goods
- C. I've even heard of fermenting the persimmons with corn meal to make beer and
- D. Our forefathers sometimes even dried and ground the seed to make a coffee substitute.
(A question: Linda & I saw a many a persimmon tree soon to have fruit fall onto a public right of way. Whose bounty is this? Is it the states? The nearest property owner, or is it food for gleaners? And if the latter, might it be safe to eat with the states' and counties' and utility companies' roadside uglification spraying projects ongoing? - ED WAGGENER)

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