Diospyros virginiana

£2.50

American persimmon. A wide-spreading tree growing to 18 m (60 ft) high. Bears excellent edible sweet fruits which hang on the tree well into winter; readily bears in Britain; fruits have an excellent rich flavour when fully ripe (may require bletting or allowed to be frosted to remove astringency). The seeds can be used for coffee, and leaves are used to make a tea similar to sassafras tea. A good bee plant with hard wood. Likes a position in sun or part shade; dioecious and hardy to -25°C. Stratification: CS13. Number of seeds: 10.

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American persimmon. A wide-spreading tree growing to 18 m (60 ft) high. Bears excellent edible sweet fruits which hang on the tree well into winter; readily bears in Britain; fruits have an excellent rich flavour when fully ripe (may require bletting or allowed to be frosted to remove astringency). The seeds can be used for coffee, and leaves are used to make a tea similar to sassafras tea. A good bee plant with hard wood. Likes a position in sun or part shade; dioecious and hardy to -25°C. Stratification: CS13