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Persimmon Candy Recipes

(Diospyros virginiana: common, or American persimmon)


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"Plumbs there are of 3 sorts. The red and white are like our hedge plumbs: but the other, which they call Putchamins, grow as high as a Palmeta. The fruit is like a medler; it is first greene, then yellow, and red when it is ripe: if it be not ripe it will drawe a mans mouth awrie with much torment; but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as an Apricock."       - Captain John Smith, 1612

"...they are lushious sweet."      - Thomas Hariot, 1893

Persimmon Candy Recipes:

Persimmon Taffy (Fletcher 1915)

Persimmon Fudge #001 (Fletcher 1915)

Persimmon Fudge #002 (Becky Hankins, French Lick, IN, 2007)

Persimmon Fudge #003 (Indiana Nutgrowers Association, October 2007)