Diospyros (Persimmon)

A Unique, Sweet Asian Delicacy

Until you have tasted a persimmon fresh from your garden, you can't imagine the delectable succulent sweet flavor of this Asian delicacy. You can eat it ripe when it is firm or let it soften to become sweeter, just like a peach. Persimmons are harvested and used in a variety of dessert dishes, most notably pies. They can also be used in cookies, cakes, puddings, salads, curries and even as a topping for breakfast cereal. Now you can have bushels of the fruit every autumn from an attractive, easy to grow little tree that looks beautiful in the landscape and thrives in temperate and warm climates.