American persimmon


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Noun1.American persimmon - medium-sized tree of dry woodlands in the southern and eastern United States bearing yellow or orange very astringent fruit that is edible when fully ripeAmerican persimmon - medium-sized tree of dry woodlands in the southern and eastern United States bearing yellow or orange very astringent fruit that is edible when fully ripe
persimmon - orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe
Diospyros, genus Diospyros - a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood
persimmon, persimmon tree - any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
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Long before Captain John Smith described the delight of a ripe persimmon and the torment of a green one, Native Americans and even Ice Age mammals like mastodons and ground sloths relied on the fruit of the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana).
American Persimmon is recognized for its sustainable, drought-and-heat resistance attributes as well as viable food sources for people and/or wildlife.
Why not start with trees, with American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)?
The American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) produces a large true berry which has been described as either a strong (Janzen and Martin, 1982) or moderate (Barlow, 2000) candidate as an anachronistic fruit.
Astringent varieties, such as 'Hachiya' and American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), are most delicious when jelly soft.
(American Persimmon; Ebenaceae) is a small- to medium-sized North American tree native to eastern USA and distributed from Connecticut to Iowa and southward from Florida to Texas (e.g., Brockman 1986).
In appearance, the fruits resemble tomatoes, cherry tomatoes in the case of our native American persimmon and large tomatoes in the case of the oriental persimmon.
All of them are members of the ebony family and some, like the American persimmon, are deciduous.
As a result, Wright has chosen for the 4th quarter of 2014 "plant of CARE" American Persimmon.
American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) has a unique cellular structure that prevents it from splitting and fuzzing.
The American persimmon grows in most parts of the United States and is the astringent variety.

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