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Diospyrus virginiana

Diospyrus virginiana

American Persimmon

Item #: 2901
Zones: 4-9
Height: 20-50 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Family: Ebenaceae
Native: North America
Pot Size: 1 Quart

NOTE: American persimmons rarely self-pollinate. Multiple trees are recommended for best fruiting.  

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Diospyros virginiana is a deciduous fruit tree native to the Eastern U.S. It likes dry, open woods or field edges.

It's always a joy to grow native fruit trees - even if the local fauna are the only ones eating the spoils. Some years we join in on the American persimmon forage and delight in a perfectly ripe persimmon with its gummy sweetness and jeweled appearance. Some persimmons are better than others, though, so don't be caught off guard by a cotton-mouth surprise due to the astringency.