Diospyros virginiana 5 seeds
Diospyros virginiana or American persimmon is a deliciously sweet fruit that is very hardy. In April/May comes the beautiful yellow blossoms. Fruits are initially green in color and turn yellow in late fall. By winter when the fruits are orange they can be picked and eaten.
The American persimmon can easily withstand our winters and is well hardy. In autumn, the leaves turn a beautiful yellow.
The fruit ripens in the fall, even a night frost over the fruit accelerates ripening. If the fruits are orange and soft to the touch then they can be eaten.
The riper the fruit, the sweeter. As a rule, we pick the fruit in early November and sometimes not until December.
The fruits grow to about 5 cm in size and contain an average of 16% sugar, of which 43% is glucose as a fast-acting energy source. They can be eaten with peel and all and taste deliciously sweet.
As minerals, potassium and phosphorus in particular should be mentioned.
In addition to vitamin B and 6 to 50 mg of vitamin C, this fruit contains an enormous amount of provitamin A.
Fruit stays good in the refrigerator for about up to 4 weeks. If you want to store them longer, the fruits can be frozen whole.
Hardiness zone 6a (-25ºC).