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Persimon

Flower
Family Ebenaceae
Name Diospyros kaki
Common Name Persimon
Etymology
Diospyros From Greek dios meaning the god Zeus, and Greek pyros meaning grain, a name originally used for the date-plum (Diospyros lotus).
kaki From Japanese kaki meaning persimon.

  See also:  Food plants, Trees & shrubs

Persimon has been cultivated in China and Japan for a long time. There are two types of fruit, astringent and non-astringent. The astringent variety contain tannins which make the fruit bitter unless well ripened. Non-astringent varieties have far less tannins and can be eaten while the fruit is still firm.


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