Since I haven't been able to get out much on the property with the wet and the mud, I was looking back through some pictures I had taken over the last few months and found these two.
Here are a couple pics of the other persimmon tree on the property. It's HUGE....at least 50 feet tall. See this picture? The little dots WAAAAY at the top? Those are the few that were left on the tree at the time I took the photo.
|Wild American Persimmon|
Like I said, it's a HUGE tree...not sure there will be ever be much we can do to harvest the ones way up there in future years. The picture below is the around the base of the tree. It's a bit wiry and out of control (as I understand wild persimmon trees can be) but I think it could stand a bit of a trimming so that we can at least get around underneath it next Fall and get to the fruit.
We'd love to at clear out the ground around it and open it up a bit so that maybe it will flourish and we can have more persimmons than we'll know what to do with. Even after THE LAST TIME, I'm willing to give them another chance later this year...ONE more chance.
Still, it's so fascinating that these trees have just come up on the property and been there for years and years. This tree in fact, according to a garden center friend that saw the pictures, is probably more than thirty years old.
Isn't nature wonderful?