Also called the American Persimmon, this native to the United States has been cultivated for its edible fruit and valuable wood since prehistoric times. Trees can reach heights of 30 m and produce delicious, large orange fruits that ripen in late autumn. Persimmon fruits are high in vitamin C and are used in a variety of desserts. The Latin name Diospyros means “Apple of the Gods.”
- Forests, roadsides, old fields.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing 15-20 m tall.
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- Presence in US:
- AL AR CA CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD MO MS NC NE NJ NY OH OK PA SC TN TX UT VA WV