The hanging of a bad kaki (making a persimmon rope)

This afternoon, I’ve hung my kakis (persimmons). They were bad, so the jury has ruled : death penalty. Why were they bad ? Because they are shibui kaki, the meanies. Other kakis are now delicious and sweet. These are acid and bland.

Cheap yeah… and not edible. People should have let them longer on the trees, till it freezes.

Well at least, they have let a bit of the branch attached to each fruit.

So I’ve tied 4 per rope. And I can hang them outside. It’s as if they were still on the tree.

My neighbors have cut the whole branch, and they let it in the windy entrance all. That’s the traditional way to dry and prepare those fruits.

As you can see theirs are getting wrinkles, which means they have started to dry. They will be good in a while and I’ll go and steal them to enjoy around New Year maybe… That wouldn’t be nice. I have mines. I will tell you later. Well, I hope. I have the feeling that my neighbors’ kakis are perfectly safe in the ideal place, while mines, ahem, I hope the balcony beasts won’t target them.

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4 thoughts on “The hanging of a bad kaki (making a persimmon rope)

    • Yes, that’s one type of persimmon not good “raw” and delicious dried. Grand-ma would have loved my new curtain. Don’t hold your breath as that should take a few weeks. If you are impatient browse for images of “hoshi gaki”. Many Asian stores have them and if you don’t know what it is they look weird and you would never want to buy that. But they are at least as good as raisins or dried apricots.

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