Until last year, I don’t think I had ever eaten a persimmon. But once I realized this, I resolved to rectify the situation, and it was love at first bite.
Persimmons have an alluring flavor, moderately sweet, a little exotic, and subtle hints of cinnamon or allspice; we decided it tasted sort of like Christmas, if Christmas had a flavor. It’s hard to describe, so do yourself a favor and just try one. I liked that first one so much that I went out and planted my own persimmon tree this year (there are varieties that are native to North America, so if you’re lucky, you may even have a wild one nearby).