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603 clicks; posted to Food » on 22 Oct 2020 at 8:19 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-22 8:11:17 AM  
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Your Marklar (blog) on Medlar sucks.
 
2020-10-22 10:14:48 AM  
Illusive.
 
2020-10-22 10:47:13 AM  
Mercutio should alert Devin Nunes.
 
2020-10-22 11:24:55 AM  
there is a persimmon tree that i pass on my daily runs. for about a month there's been a sign saying "free persimmons! take as many as you want!"
they're pretty good.
 
2020-10-22 11:27:30 AM  
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What temperature is it when you don't wear a jacket but wear two scarves?
 
2020-10-22 12:32:27 PM  
For those wondering, I googled it and yes they're just an Asian variety of persimmon.
 
2020-10-22 12:49:12 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: For those wondering, I googled it and yes they're just an Asian variety of persimmon.


That's what they sounded like - an even more have-to-pick-at-just-the-right-time persimmon.
 
2020-10-22 1:00:57 PM  
I wonder if the author learned how to spell "elusive" in the ten years since this article was published?

// I assume that's what she meant...unless she meant deceptive.
 
2020-10-22 1:09:51 PM  
Medlars are featured in Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio brings up the fact that they look like a p**sy.

If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.
Now will he sit under a medlar tree
And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit
As maids call medlars when they laugh alone.-
O Romeo, that she were! Oh, that she were
An open arse, and thou a poperin pear.
 
2020-10-22 1:39:20 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: For those wondering, I googled it and yes they're just an Asian variety of persimmon.


Persimmon is already Asian.
 
2020-10-22 1:51:59 PM  

Arkanaut: Copperbelly watersnake: For those wondering, I googled it and yes they're just an Asian variety of persimmon.

Persimmon is already Asian.


Not black persimmon.
 
2020-10-22 2:06:04 PM  

rosekolodny: Arkanaut: Copperbelly watersnake: For those wondering, I googled it and yes they're just an Asian variety of persimmon.

Persimmon is already Asian.

Not black persimmon.


Are medlars a variety of black persimmon?
 
2020-10-22 2:31:30 PM  
"Until recently, Mespilus germanica was the only known species of medlar. However, in 1990, a new species was discovered in North America, now named Mespilus canescens. The loquat, Eriobotrya japonica, is more distantly related than genera such as Crataegus, Amelanchier, Peraphyllum, and Malacomeles,[3] but was once thought to be closely related, and is still sometimes called the 'Japanese medlar'."

No relation to the persimmon
 
2020-10-22 2:38:31 PM  
Medlar
Mespilus germanica
Rosaceae family

Persimmon
Diospyros kaki
Ebenaceae family

Google is a powerful tool when used properly
 
2020-10-22 3:06:32 PM  

Arkanaut: rosekolodny: Arkanaut: Copperbelly watersnake: For those wondering, I googled it and yes they're just an Asian variety of persimmon.

Persimmon is already Asian.

Not black persimmon.

Are medlars a variety of black persimmon?


They are not.

Also, what I was saying is there's a species of persimmon native to North America, Diospyros texana, aka the black persimmon.  Not all persimmons are Asian.
 
2020-10-22 4:58:25 PM  

rosekolodny: Arkanaut: rosekolodny: Arkanaut: Copperbelly watersnake: For those wondering, I googled it and yes they're just an Asian variety of persimmon.

Persimmon is already Asian.

Not black persimmon.

Are medlars a variety of black persimmon?

They are not.

Also, what I was saying is there's a species of persimmon native to North America, Diospyros texana, aka the black persimmon.  Not all persimmons are Asian.


And what I was saying was that Copperbelly calling medlars "an Asian variety of persimmon" would be silly because that would just be describing most persimmons.
 
2020-10-22 7:11:07 PM  
We used to have a persimmon tree but couldnt figure out how to eat them, as they were very astringent, kinda like a nice taste of a deodorant stick. Their slimy consistency made them ideal for shooting out of a cannon...
 
2020-10-22 8:19:19 PM  

skiinstructor: We used to have a persimmon tree but couldnt figure out how to eat them, as they were very astringent, kinda like a nice taste of a deodorant stick. Their slimy consistency made them ideal for shooting out of a cannon...


You eat them when they're super soft.  The astringency goes away.
 
2020-10-22 9:41:28 PM  
"Bletting is a process of softening that certain fleshy fruits undergo, beyond ripening. There are some fruits that are either sweeter after some bletting, such as sea buckthorn, or for which most varieties can be eaten raw only after bletting, such as medlars, persimmons, quince, service tree fruit, and wild service tree fruit ("chequers")."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blettin​g
 
2020-10-23 6:31:17 AM  
All the plant taxonomy corrections already taken care of, there's nothing left for me to do in this thread.
 
2020-10-23 9:16:19 AM  

phaseolus: All the plant taxonomy corrections already taken care of, there's nothing left for me to do in this thread.


for some reason I have you farkied in green as, "fudge" - so, any additional discourse on that matter is always welcome?
 
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