Heaven Fruit

In the last 2 days I have eaten 2 kilograms of persimmons. One name for these fruit in Turkey is ‘cennet meyvesi’ or ‘heaven fruit’. I can vouch for this name – these fruit are simply delicious.

Similar looking to an orange tomato, persimmons are eaten when over ripe with the flesh extremely soft and skin very fragile. Upon first sight of ripe persimmons in Mersin, 2001, I wondered why there was so much rotten fruit!