Sunny Slope Orchard

Sunny Slope Orchard
In the coast range foothills overlooking the Sacramento Valley

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Our Fuyu persimmons are plentiful now and we should have them through mid December. For those not familiar with this tasty Fall fruit, Fuyus are the type of persimmon that can be eaten firm. They are mild and sweet, delicious eaten like an apple or peeled and sliced into fruit or green salads. They also make a great dried fruit.

Fuyus with lime
But once again we have to mention our favorite special fruit plate: sliced Fuyus with lime. This simple yet exotic taste combination always gets "wows" when served to guests. Just peel with a vegetable peeler, slice into rounds about 1/4" thick, and drizzle with a bit of fresh lime juice. The sand dollar-like markings inside the fruit also add visual appeal to this amazing dish.

More information on persimmons can be found here and here.

We also have Hachiya persimmons. These are the type that need to be ripened off the tree until fully soft before eating. Once gooshy soft they are like jam inside a skin, super sweet and perfect to spoon directly over oatmeal or pancakes. The sweet pulp can also be used in cookies or fruit bars.

Always call ahead (707-448-4792) before coming out to make sure we're here and have fruit for sale.

Wild grapes decorate the creek banks each Fall