The Sugar Plum needs no introduction. Its appearance is that of
a gigantic purple grape. It is one of the few plums with a
Its golden flesh is followed by nature’s second honey that comes
rushing forward to greet your taste buds with every bite. It has
been said "the rays of the sun have been captured and stored
beneath the flesh" of this singular fruit to only be set free when
The fruit calls attention to itself with its plump globular shape
and a spectrum of ochre russet to smooth yellow hues; round
like an apple with the skin of a pear. The flavor is outstanding,
suggestive of brown sugar and butterscotch. Asian pears are
firm when ripe and can be stored for months after picking. They
are juicy and flavorful and often make good dessert pears.
The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern
India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole
Mediterranean region since ancient times.
Pomegranate fruit have a round, spherical shape. Inside, you'll
find dozens of small ruby-colored seeds. The pomegranate fruit
has a citrus flavor and is very juicy. There are many drinks and
even foods that are made with the pomegranate fruit.
Persimmons' origins go back to ancient China. Fate intervened
in the 1880’s when a United States Commander brought back a
native Japanese persimmon variety to Washington, D.C. Now,
persimmons are grown in California where hundreds of different
varieties flourish. This brightly colored, glossy orange red
skinned fruit is an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source
of vitamin C, and rich in fiber.
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