Yes we have persimmons, the tree is loaded this year with beautiful giant orange fruit. To me they are so delicious, we have had a few ripe ones so far. The frost expected tonight should cause them to fully ripen. We mostly just eat them fresh when the inside is a translucent jelly like consistency. When we have lots, like we should have this year we make persimmon sorbet, very easy, very yummy. We skin them, put them in a blender, add a little sugar [very little] put that mix in a glass pan, put the pan in the freezer and when it starts to freeze stir it up then let it freeze some more, when it is more firm but not frozen solid give it a quick buzz in the blender again and eat it.