So I will be planting an American Persimmon tree (Meader) this coming spring. I did it on a gamble, never having tasted the fruit, and I decided that I would just see what happens.
I was able to get some Asian persimmons from the supermarket (Fuyu and Hachiya). I let them get nice and squishy and gave them a try. I liked them both, quite a bit, though I preferred the Fuyu.
My question is, to those that have tasted both American and Asian persimmons, does tasting an Asian persimmon give you a good general idea of what an American persimmon should taste like, and if I like the Asians, I should like the Americans? Or are the tastes different enough that one doesn’t really accurately inform you about the other?