These include black gum (Nyssa sylvatica), chestnut oak (Quercus montana), chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana
), cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminate), mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa), pignut hickory (Carya glabra), shumard oak (Queruc shumardii), sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) and yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea).
montana 8 1.1 Beech Fagus 6 0.8 Persimmon Diospyros virginiana
6 0.8 Maple Acer 4 0.5 Dogwood Camus florida 2 0.3 Ash Fraxinus 1 0.1 Cedar Juniperus 1 0.1 Live oak Q.
Other frequent host plants include persimmon (Diospyros virginiana
L.; Ebenaceae), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.; Altingiaceae), and sumac (Rhus spp.; Anacardiaceae) (Tuskes et al.
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
Diospyros cauliflora Blume belongs to the genus Diospyros which is a large genus of mainly tropical trees within the family Ebenaceae, many of which are economically important plants such as edible fruit (persimmons, Diospyros kaki Thunb and Diospyros virginiana
L.) and ebony (Diospyros ebenum J.
Fruits of smilax accounted for 68% of scat volume in spring; blackberries and blueberries 83% in summer; saw palmetto and blueberries 40% in early fall, with persimmon (Diospyros virginiana
) accounting for another 30%; and saw palmetto 64% in late fall.
American-persimmon, Diospyros Virginiana
, is a medium-sized tree that has handsome deep green foliage and dark blocky bark.
scoparium, and Sorghastrum nutans); 6) broomsedge/persimmon-smooth sumac herbaceous association (Andropogon virginicus, Diospyros virginiana
, and Rhus glabra); 7) side oats grama herbaceous association (Bouteloua curtipendula); 8) little bluestem-red cedar herbaceous association (S.
Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana
Persimmon is a multi-trunked or single-stemmed deciduous tree, which grows up to 25 ft.
Other species include: Carya tomentosa (Poir.) Nutt., Diospyros virginiana
L., Juniperus virginiana L., Pinus banksiana Lamb., Pinus sylvestris L., Prunus serotina Ehrh., Ulmus americana L.
But because ripe persimmons are delicious, I persisted and through trial and error, I have discovered a reliable way to establish whether eating the fruit of a Diospyros virginiana
will be pleasant or not.
Astringent varieties, such as 'Hachiya' and American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana
), are most delicious when jelly soft.