Persimmons Nikita's Gift vs. Saijo and Yates in Pacific NW


My Nikita’s Gift today.
Jiro/Fuyu has a tough time ripening here in Seattle and getting very sweet. 2018 was a good year. Izu is totally reliable as it is a whole month earlier.
Best to focus on astringent varieties in the Seattle area.


I think Saijo is supposed to be one of the smaller-fruited astringent kakis. Although I haven’t tried it yet, I take it as a good sign that it tastes great because of its popularity despite its diminutive fruit.