As the summer garden fades, some new treasures appear with the shorter days of Fall. Right now, persimmons are coloring and as my trees are of the popular Japanese variety Diospyros Kaki, I gather them as the color deepens along with the sweetness of the fruit. See my reference to this delightful fruit on page 37 of my book. Indoors the firm fruit begin to soften slightly but I prefer the sweet flesh while its still crisp. They also make a great decoration for the dining table.