Tanja Joseph and daughter Maya love their native Texas persimmon trees.
Since her husband discovered the delicious fruits on the trees growing wild on their property, there has been a lot of jelly-making going on!
You know the fruits of native persimmon are ready to eat or preserve when they turn a deep purple.
In spring, the bees simply love the white flowers on the female trees.
The big reward for birds and us, like Maya, is when those fruits deliciously ripen in late summer.