Hello all, I have not been doing much with this blog ever since questionable parts of the farm bill made it "Illegal" to sell my tea more than 275 miles from home...pretty much defeated whole purpose of having the website and blog. There have been a few questions posted that I did receive notice in my email account (LOL not using the google mail much either can you tell), so I do apologize for not responding sooner.
In regards to picking leaves...while June is the best time, before the fruit begins to ripen, the leaves do retain good qualities, it is just that the good stuff is at it's highest concentration before the tree starts putting all of it's energy into ripening the fruits.
In regards to varieties of Persimmon trees...it is my understanding that ALL are good, I myself have American Persimmons,if I understand correctly some of the Asian varieties are even more potent:) So perhaps harvestable longer periods as well?
I have a number of groups and pages that I maintain so Again I do apologize for taking so long to respond, I have left the blog up because I did invest quite a lot of time and the information is still good.
Peace All and feel free to visit me at any of my Facebook pages or groups
I do hope that the information you found here was at least a little helpfulor inspiring:)