Tag Archives: fruits

January 13

5 quick facts about persimmons

1.  Persimmons belong to the genus Diospyros, and like tomatoes, persimmons are technically berries   2. Persimmons originated in China, eventually brought to California in the mid-1800s. China is the world’s top persimmon producer.   3. The name persimmon roughly translates from Greek into “fruit of the Gods”   4. Persimmons are high in dietary […]

December 27

Five quick facts about cucamelons

Melothria scabra are native to Mexico and Central America, where they are believed to have been domesticated before western contact Other common names include mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, Mexican miniature watermelon and Mexican sour Cucamelons can be grown from seeds, taking three months to mature. Cucamelons look like miniature watermelons, roughly the size of […]