Diospyros kaki

A very beautiful harvest of Kaki fruit from my small tree in Reservoir. I grew up with Kaki trees in Italy, and remember thinking they were amazing. Tomato like in appearance but so vastly different in flavour. The large seeds rolled in my mouth like boiled lollies when I was a child. I have been splashing the flavour of this fruit on my lips for the past two weeks. I copied some of the old gardeners in the area and bagged each fruit with a plastic bag to protect them from possums. But have learned that the fruit matures so perfectly off the tree that next time I will harvest them as soon as they have coloured.

Diospyros kaki

Diospyros kaki