Persimmon

Scientific Name: 
Diospyros kaki
Family Name: 
Ebenaceae
Place of Origin: 
China
Plant Description: 
Large tree that develops fruit similar to tomatoes
Plant Height: 
Up to 5m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Harvest Period: 
Winter to Spring - Harvest when fruit is well developed, with striking colour
Of Interest: 
Skin is tough to digest; fruit that is scooped out can be used for salads or juices. The timber is used for golf club "woods" and woodwork.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Large Tree
Climate: 
Cool
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Deciduous

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