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Winter Foraging, Week Ending 1/13/19

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(Love my original blog post title?)

I had a few topics to choose from for this week’s post, but they all needed fresh photos. However, we finally got snow, so I am not going anywhere today!

Yay, snow! First snow of 2019.

Yay, snow! First snow of 2019.

Luckily, I had a backup post!

I’m technically cheating with today’s post – I previously discussed spotting persimmons (Diospyros virginiana) in the winter, once the leaves no longer hide the fruit. However, I recently took a new photo that showed extremely well how a female persimmon tree stands out against a clear winter sky.

American persimmons in the winter

American persimmons in the winter

At this point, in mid-January, these fruits are inedible. We’ve had several hard freezes, and the persimmons have turned mushy and sad.

But once you find the female trees, you know where to return next fall for a persimmon harvest!

(…assuming the trees are on your own property, or the property of someone whose permission you have to harvest from them, so you can clear the ground around the trees for the fruit that falls.)

3 thoughts on “Winter Foraging, Week Ending 1/13/19

  1. … and assuming you remember where that particular persimmon tree is. Do you remember everything off the top of your head? Or do you track your walks on your phone, or have some other way of remembering the terrain?

  2. Pingback: Bonus Winter Foraging Post | In Search of the Lean Six Life

  3. I am actually evaluating different approaches! There’s a few apps out there, but none I have been completely happy with. I’ll post about it if/when I ever do!

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