Monday, October 19, 2009

Hachiya

9 comments:

MT said...

A propos of the Pierce man you are, I suppose.

Mark Gisleson said...

What's the difference between an Hachiya and a persimmon?

helmut said...

I don't get the Peirce quip.

Hachiya is one variety of persimmon. But I think I've got this photo mislabeled. I think these are fuyu persimmons, not hachiya.

Japanese call persimmon in general kaki. A beautiful image in the Japanese countryside villages during the fall is kaki hanging from the eaves of traditional houses in orange strings of a dozen or so of the fruit. They're dried for a number of different uses, including just eating them dried.

MT said...

Quipwise I only had in mind that the in-crowd pronounces "Pierce" like "purse" and so if you say "purse man" ten times fast you'll look pretty silly.

MT said...

Sorry... and so to call oneself a "Pierce man" (aloud) is practically to identify as a persimmon.

MT said...

They were rolling in the aisles back here.

helmut said...

Ahhhh. That's why it matters that you get the spelling right, doofus. It's not "Pierce," it's "Peirce."

Mark Gisleson said...

I just wish the persimmons at the warehouse were as orange as yours. All we're getting are hard yellow ones.

MT said...

Oh.