|Twisted, pixy magic of the persimmon calyx from the tree|
that wisely thins itself
There were tiny wax-yellow blossoms all over the tree a couple of months ago. Hope surged high that things were back on track. What I had forgotten was that the tree does an automatic thinning just before the fruits begin to grow. All over the ground were dozens and dozens of spent calixes from the tree. My panicked vision made it hard to see what was left to mature on this grand tree.
|Baby persimmon about 5/8" across|
Collecting my wits along with the Things I get to do today revealed that there is, indeed, a good crop of green, baby persimmons that will grow into brilliant orange pumpkin-shaped fruits for Thanksgiving and Christmas.