#26 American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

posted Jan 11, 2012, 4:46 PM by Western Sonoma County Historical Society   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 7:16 AM ]

American Persimmon

This is a native American tree with pale green, narrow leaves and smallish fruit, edible if 'over-ripe' (bletted). Like #25, clusters of bright orange fruit adorn the tree in fall when the colorful leaves have dropped.

These are a native American species. Their leaves are long and narrow, a bit paler than the Japanese variety. Their smallish (about 1"), bright orange fruit must be very ripe, and preferably cooked, before it is palatable. Viewed in late fall.