“The scientific name of this genus, Diospyros, comes to us from ancient Greek and refers to divine fruit, fruit of the gods, or food of the gods. People who know and love this fruit certainly agree. The divine flavor is complex, sweet and a little tangy, and the texture like jelly. You wait till they’re fully ripe and soft then you cut them open and eat them with a spoon.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to order your copy of the book.

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