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Persimmon Tree~柿子 , 柿 , Amlok

ebenaceae

Description:

Almost fully ripe on 1st day of fall, second photo~ 9/23/11

Habitat:

Growing wild, near a cow pasture.The American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is native to the eastern United States and is higher in nutrients like vitamin C and calcium. Its fruit is traditionally eaten in a special steamed pudding in the Midwest.

Notes:

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/mo...

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11 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 7 years ago

I updated the photo, and added the ripe fruit. 2nd Photo on first day of fall.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

it is rich in Copper. Great tasting fruit!

p.young713
p.young713 7 years ago

Yes, That is what I was told today! It will be ripe in the fall! I guess people make jelly or jam with this in Florida.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

BTW ,if this is the tree you are thinking of eating from, then they are green and in the raw stage.
The ripened fruits are a rich orange .

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

They are awesome in taste, Sweet of course. If not eaten at the right time ,then can be watery and bland tasting!

p.young713
p.young713 7 years ago

Wow, I wonder if I should try it now! Is it sour or sweet?

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

I have no problems at all with the round ones!
The other variety , I feel that way ,"Only If I eat too fast.'

p.young713
p.young713 7 years ago

It makes You feel like choking. Thats sounds like a food allergy!

p.young713
p.young713 7 years ago

No, I do not! This one is growing wild, My buddy at work pointed it out today, I have never had one, it is not ripe now, but perhaps in the fall, I will try one!
Do you have one? How do they taste?

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Do you own one?
The best persimmons I have eaten were the ones sold at Longs Drugs,our local pharmacy.
The round variety is tastier . There is something about the other variety. If you eat it to fast ,it makes me feel like choking.....

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Your ID Diospyros virginiana

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Tampa, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.95, Long: -82.47

Spotted on Jun 22, 2011
Submitted on Jun 22, 2011

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