Persimmon is a variety of persimmon with a sweet flavor and very easy to grow that we can easily find for sale in supermarkets during the winter, and also in our orchards . Being able to be consumed fresh and with a spoonful, it is one of the favorite fruits of the colder months.
But what is it that makes it so special? And, most importantly, how is it grown?
- 1 How is the persimmon?
- 2 How do you take care of yourself?
How is the persimmon?
The persimmon is a fruit similar in size to an apple, with a more or less rounded shape, produced by the Diospyros kaki tree . The name »persimón» is the registered trademark of the »Denomination of Origin Kaki Rivera del Xúquer». The skin and its pulp (the “meat”) is orange. The pulp is a bit crunchy, but very smooth, with a sweet flavor .
Once it’s ripe enough it takes on a jam-like consistency , but if it’s too “green” (undercooked), not only will it be hard but it can also leave your mouth looking as if the dentist had just given you anesthesia.
But the truth is that this is a problem that can be easily avoided. In fact, all you have to do is put the persimmons in a pot in which you have put a cup or glass of beer, cover it and leave it there for a couple of days. In this way the fruits will ripen quickly.
Its nutritional value per 100 grams is as follows:
- Calories : 70kcal.
- Proteins : 0.58g
- Carbohydrates : 18.59g
- Dietary fiber : 3.6g
- Soluble fiber : 1.01g
- Insoluble fiber : 2.59g
- Total sugars : 12.53g
- Glucose : 5.44g
- Fructose : 5.56g
- Sucrose : 1.54g
- Fat : 0.19g
- Water : 80.32g
- Vitamin A : 162.7mg
- Vitamin C : 7.5mg
- Vitamin K : 2.6mcg
- Calcium : 8mg
- Iron : 0.15mg
- Magnesium : 9mg
- Potassium : 161mg
- Sodium : 1mg
- Zinc : 0.11mg
- Lycopene : 159mcg
Thus, it is a fruit that will help you fight constipation due to its high fiber content, but it will also keep your immune system strong and healthy .
How is it taken care of?
If you want to have this wonderful variety of persimmon, here we explain everything you need to know about its cultivation and care:
- Location : it has to be planted in an area directly exposed to the king star.
- Soil – It is not demanding, but will grow best in those that have good drainage .
- Irrigation : every 2 in summer, and every 4-5 days the rest of the year. It is important to prevent the soil from drying out as it does not resist drought.
- Fertilizer : being a plant whose fruits are for human consumption, it must be fertilized with organic fertilizers, guano being especially recommended either in powder or liquid for its rapid effectiveness.
- Planting time : in spring.
- Multiplication : by seeds in spring, and by cuttings in autumn or spring.
- Hardiness : withstands cold and frost down to -15ºC.