How many of you know what this little thing is? It's an American Persimmon and until it becomes RIPE, the thing is very astringent.
Once they turn orange and ripen, it really has a sweet taste.
Persimmon trees grow very well in our area and this particular kind is wild to our area. I took this photo at our City Park. There are several of them all around, and I must say.....they do make for some pretty good shade.
A couple of weeks ago, we were at the park, watching Trey play baseball. While we were sitting there, Mylee walked up with one of the green fruits in here hand. She wanted to know if she could eat it. I immediately saw her "Pops" get excited about this question. Sometimes, he can really be a joker and this was the perfect opportunity for this character to come alive in him.
Sam's response: "Oh sure Mylee....it's really sweet....go ahead and taste it!" Of course....he knew full well that it was going to make her mouth pucker, and it did!
Bless her heart.....she wasn't sure what to do!
After several sips of water, she finally decided to
she would forgive her Pops and give him a big kiss.
Have a happy day and stay away from green persimmons.