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Persimmons from Maui farm join fruit in local markets

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2012

~~<p>Japanese call it kaki, Koreans call it kam, Chinese call it hong chee; we call it persimmon. 'Tis the season for this bright orange, delectable fruit of fall.</p>
<p>Most persimmons in the supermarket come from California, but right now and in the next few weeks, you'll find some varieties that are grown on Maui. These persimmons come from Hashi&shy;moto Farm in Kula, where several hundred trees are spread out over five acres at an elevation of 3,300 feet. According to fourth-generation farmer Clark Hashi&shy;moto, some of the trees are 80 to 90 years old, planted by his great-grandfather.</p>
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Japanese call it kaki, Koreans call it kam, Chinese call it hong chee; we call it persimmon. 'Tis the season for this bright orange, delectable fruit of fall.

Most persimmons in the supermarket come from California, but right now and in the next few weeks, you'll find some varieties that are grown on Maui. These persimmons come from Hashi­moto Farm in Kula, where several hundred trees are spread out over five acres at an elevation of 3,300 feet. According to fourth-generation farmer Clark Hashi­moto, some of the trees are 80 to 90 years old, planted by his great-grandfather. Login for more...



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