Nightjar has sent us some fabulous photos of the fully fruited-Persimmon trees near where she lives.
These are some photos from local persimmon trees. As you can see, as of December 23 all leaves have fallen but the fruits remain on the trees. Most haven’t fully ripened yet and are showing no signs of falling. This is unusual for this time of the year, persimmon season should be over by now. I have no explanation for it, but the result is many alternative “Christmas trees” around the village, naturally decorated with unconventional orange balls. I think they look amazing right now and I thought you would enjoy them too.
Yes, Nightjar, I am enjoying them and so will everyone else. Thanks.
Our Charly has also been blogging about Persimmon trees. If you haven’t seen them, you should check out his posts about his adventures in making a Persimmon tree Bonsai.
Ice Swimmer says
Branches heavy with fruit.
That is just surreal… but really beautiful too. An amazing splash of color for this time of year in this hemisphere.
What splendid trees!
I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. The trees still look like this right now. I seriously don’t understand why they don’t ripen and fall!