Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
Fast-growing tree native to Eastern North American. 35-40' at maturity with straight trunks. Its' round orange fruits ripen in late fall. The fruit pulp is used in puddings, fruit breads as well as for producing fruit vinegars and other ferments.
Persimmons can handle a wide variety of conditions, however, they prefers moist, well-drained or sandy soil types. They prefer full sun. Their foliage changes to deep purples, greens and finally into pale yellow prior to shedding in the fall.
All these features make the persimmon a great species to add to an integrated agroforestry system, silvopasture grazing operations, ecological restorations, food plot enhancement, and a specimen that draws native wildlife abound.
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