By David Loftus
The native American persimmon is a strikingly handsome fruit. Its glossy skin glows vibrant orange like a Jack o’lantern, with a deep-green calyx crown. Inside, the flesh is sweet and almost custardy when ripened — lovely to scoop with a spoon. It’s my children’s favourite fruit, and I’d say it’s a good bet for a fussy little eater. But let’s tuck into a jewel-like persimmon and pomegranate salad that’s all grown-up. Quite possibly one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten.