Both tasty and nutritious
The first half of autumn has passed and almost all the fruit have been gathered from the gardens. Only late-ripening quinces and persimmons remain, the fruits of which change colour from green to orange and stand out among the foliage. Over the past decades, the crop has become popular among domestic gardeners and is now grown in almost all regions of the country. In a rare private garden, there will not be at least a couple of such trees. At the same time, Turkmen farmers are also increasing their varietal diversity (in total, about twenty varieties of the crop are distinguished, including Caucasian, Virginia (small-fruited), oriental and others; according to ripening periods they can be early, middle and late). This is evidenced by the saturating of markets with persimmons every late autumn until spring. Judging by these bright piles of sunny fruit offered by our agricultural producers, we can conclude that there are already local selection forms, including those with convex segments around the circumference of the fruit, somewhat reminiscent of a ripe pumpkin.