Persimmon Quince (Kaki Coing; Coing Kaki)

$2.45

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases

“Persimmon Quince” (Kaki Coing; Coing Kaki) is an interesting little paste variety. First, there is the name. The vendor site lists this as “Kaki Coing,” and translates this to “Persimmon Quince.” But in my translator, whether I enter “Quince Persimmon” or “Persimmon Quince,” I come up with “Coing Kaki.” A mystery to me.
At any rate, the color alone on this plum is shockingly beautiful to me. I have a thing for orange tomatoes. The flesh makes the most gorgeous orange sauce, which has many applications beyond spaghetti. For one, I love ravioli filled with butternut squash and caramelized onions, with an orange tomato sauce, sprinkled with asiago cheese and a tiny bit of sage.
If this weren’t enough reason to grow Persimmon Quince, there is the abundant fruiting. I grew a plant in the ground and one in a 3 gal black nursery pot (which does NOT hold 3 gallons of soil), and both plants were compact indeterminate and festooned themselves with beaming orange plums.
The history of this variety in the US is that seeds came to a Seed Savers’ member from a gentleman named Norbert Parreira, in Helliner, France.
Note: The Vent Marin listing describes this as a round tomato; however, the photos show elongated fruits. Tatiana’s TOMATObase shows these clearly as plums, which is what I have.

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