of course this would happen...
I never knew what a persimmon was until I found this site. I knew I had to try one, so I was crazy excited when my grocery store got some in a few weeks ago. They were $1.99 a piece, so I just got one in case I didn't like them. The worker told me that they weren't ripe, so I'd have to wait until it was soft and mushy. Well, a week goes by and it's still hard as a rock. I decided to put it on the deck and let it ripen outside. I felt it getting riper day after day, and yesterday, I was going to dig in. I got home from the gym ready to eat my persimmon, and when I looked outside, I wanted to kill someone. There was a huge fat squirrel devouring my persimmon. He'd eaten half of it! I ran outside and scared him away because I figured I would eat the other half. My step-dad told me that my persimmon could have rabies now and to just go buy a new one. If he only knew how long I'd waited!
haha! Sorry to hear. That was nice of you to share.
Luluska, I'm so jealous!!
I'm going grocery shopping today so I'll buy another one if it isn't a rock. I almost bought a cherimoya last week, but when I got to the checkout, it was $7.49!! That is robbery.
I finally had a persimmon for the first time this morning. I loved it!!! I let this one ripen for about 2 weeks. It was so soft and VERY sugary. At first, it felt like I just bit into a sugar cube, but then I got used to the taste.