Date Plum, Dateplum Persimmon, Caucasian Persimmon Diospyros lotus - Dactylus trapezuntinus , Diospyros umlovok

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Botanical Name:

Diospyros lotus

Family:

Ebenaceae

Genus:

Diospyros

Species:

lotus

Common Name:

Date Plum, Dateplum Persimmon, Caucasian Persimmon

Height:
30 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

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  • Diospyros lotus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The fruit has an exquisitely rich flavour when it is fully ripe. more...
* Native to China and Japan, fruit of D. kaki is said to be better, but D. lotus is sometimes used as an understock for that species. Also an excellent tree for Bonsai on its own.
* Diospyros lotus , better known as the Date-plum or Caucasian Persimmon is a widely cultivated species of the genus Diospyros , native to subtropical southwest Asia and southeast Europe .
* It is among the oldest plants in cultivation. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov