Diospyros virginiana

Unripe fruit very astringent, but fully ripe fruit is good to eat.  Mostly native south of NY, but some Long Island specimens may be native.  Others probably introduced (NY Flora Atlas) Range is NJ south to FL & west to TX & OK.

Mentioned in Solidago

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
american persimmon
Type: 
Non-Native
Shrubs, Trees
Native Region: 
East US
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Recommended for gardening
Showy fruit

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