Ken W Wilson wrote:Does anyone have a Nikita's Gift? When do to you pick them? Do they have to be mushy to be ripe? I've only eaten two or three in past years. There's about ten on there now. It's a young tree and has a little too much shade.
Ken W Wilson wrote:They were very mushy by the time they fell. Are they supposed to be? The taste was great but no texture.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Watch the fruit color change, a ripe persimmon will be purplish (this is when they fall to the ground and usually break open) and a just right for picking color is when they go orange with a tinge of the purple color starting to show up.