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The videos I watched used firm but orange astringent persimmons. They were peeled then hanged to dry whole. The workers would “roll” them to distribute moisture. It looked very tasty. I’ll probably just try slicing mine since I have an Excalibur dehydrator.
On another note, I’m trying to figure out the ploidy on lotus. I heard it’s diploid? Whereas, northern D.V. and Kaki are hexaploid 90 chromosomes. It’s been years since genetics classes. How do those two species, Kaki and Lotus, line up during meiosis? I bet this leads to some oddities. I’m not sure the word for it, but even Rosseyanka is “unstable” sometimes showing deformed leaves.
I was reading through some old NAFEX dialogues. Lucky P has seen Kaki on D.V. over 50 years old, this is back in 2011 I believe.