Common Persimmon Diospyros virginiana

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Botanical Name:

Diospyros virginiana

Family:

Ebenaceae

Genus:

Diospyros

Species:

virginiana

Common Name:

Common Persimmon

Seeds Per Pound:
1,200
Quantity:
9.08 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
9
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
40-60 feet
Collection Locale:
Louisiana
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 9.08 lb
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  • Diospyros virginiana

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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 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a small tree usually thirty to eighty feet (ten to twenty-four meters) in height, with a short, slender trunk and spreading, often pendulous branches, which form sometimes a broad and sometimes a narrow round-topped head. more...
* Grown for its yellow or orange fruit, to 1 1/2", in fall. more...
* About the size of a plum, the fruit has an exquisitely rich flavour when it is fully ripe.
* The fruit can also be dried and used in bread, cakes etc.
* Molasses can be made from the fruit pulp. more...

When ripe, the sweet fruit of Persimmon somewhat recalls the flavor of dates.
* Persimmons are consumed fresh and are used to make puddings, cakes, and beverages. American Indians made persimmon bread and stored the dried fruit like prunes. Opossums, raccoons, skunks, deer, and birds also feed upon the fruit.
* The word persimmon is of Algonquian origin, while the genus name Diospyros, from the Greek, means fruit of the god Zeus. more...
* Fruit is high in fiber and full of antioxidants. more...