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Diospyros virginiana, (Common Persimmon), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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2017 crop Mississippi
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Diospyros virginiana

Common Persimmon

In Stock: 4.956 lb (Total:9.663lb)
  • Diospyros virginiana

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed| sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Diospyros virginiana, also known as the Common Persimmon, is a small tree with a short, slender trunk and beautiful, spreading branches. It can grow up to 80 feet tall and is grown for its exquisite yellow or orange fruit that measures up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The fruit has a rich, sweet flavor that can only be enjoyed when it is fully ripe. The sweet fruit of the Persimmon, when ripe, somewhat recalls the flavor of dates. It can be consumed fresh, used to make puddings, cakes, and beverages, or dried and used in bread. Native Americans even made persimmon bread and stored the dried fruit like prunes. Wildlife, such as raccoons, deer, and birds also feed on the fruit. The persimmon is a very valuable source of antioxidants and fiber. Additionally, an oil obtained from the seeds is said to taste like peanut oil and a tea is made from the dried leaves, which is high in vitamin C and has a pleasant flavor. Grow your own tree for a natural and healthy crop of this delicious fruit!

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