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be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon.

be a huckleberry above a persimmon

dated To be better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

be a huckleberry over (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry over my persimmon.

bet a huckleberry to a persimmon

dated To wager or reckon a very small amount (usually used in the negative). Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't bet a huckleberry to a persimmon that we'll see any share of that money.

huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated Somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon

huckleberry above a persimmon

dated Better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

the longest pole knocks the persimmon

Success comes easily to those who have the best resources or means to obtain it. Primarily heard in US. Of course the daughter of a millionaire would get into that prestigious school. The longest pole knocks the persimmon, after all.
See also: knock, long, persimmon, pole
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Although yet it is unknown who planted the first trees persimmons in Azerbaijan, the persimmon grown in our country has been named "Caucasus persimmon".
The pulp of a lush, ripe persimmon is sweet and great for jams, pies, steamed puddings, bread and muffins, stuffing, curry, and cookies.
Fruits of persimmon cultivar Sangju Doongsi, grown at Sangju Persimmon Research Institute (Gyeonsangbuk-do, Korea), were harvested at commercial maturity stage.
Although this fruit of a gorgeous ivory flower is Asian in origin, the ninth-largest producer today is Israel, where persimmon trees grow in the Sharon Plain just north of Tel Aviv.
The fiber in young persimmons contains tannins, which contain agents that may lower blood cholesterol levels.
Fresh persimmons contain anti-oxidant compounds like vitamin-A, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zea-xanthin and cryptoxanthin.
But because ripe persimmons are delicious, I persisted and through trial and error, I have discovered a reliable way to establish whether eating the fruit of a Diospyros virginiana will be pleasant or not.
The delightfully sweet, decadently smooth texture of a ripe Hachiya persimmon (pictured above) has no equal.
The AM added: "There needs to be a clear plan of where houses are to be built and Persimmon's decision, along with those by Taylor Wimpey and other developers, could cause difficulties in relation to those developments."
BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE Cut tops off 2 Hachiya persimmons, scoop out pulp (1 cup), and blend with plain yogurt, milk, ice, and orange juice until smooth.
Persimmon is the only American ebony and also one of the few woods with a sapwood that is used commercially along with its heartwood.
Britain's biggest housebuilder by market value, Persimmon, reported a forecastbeating surge in annual profits yesterday and said it continued to examine possible takeovers in the UK's robust housing sector.
Shela Gorinstein, a researcher at the Hebrew University School of Pharmacy, joined researchers from Poland, Bulgaria and Spain in comparing the health benefits of apples to those of persimmons.