Persimmon

 

Persimmon evergreen trees are originally native to China and Japan. It is also very popular and beloved for its taste in Iran, and has been cultivated here for a long time. There are hundreds of persimmon sorts in Iran 

 

 

Persimmon sorts 

 

The Date-plum (Diospyros lotus) is native to southwest Asia and southeast Europe, also cultivated in most forests in south of Iran. It was known to the ancient Greeks as "the fruit of the gods", or often referred to as nature's candy

 

Japanese persimmon or kaki () (Diospyroskaki) is the most widely cultivated species. These are sweet, slightly tangy fruits with a soft to occasionally fibrous texture. This species, native to China, is deciduous, with broad, stiff leaves. Nowadays many types of Japanese persimmon, from dark reddish to orange, are cultivated in Iran 

 

 

 

American or Common persimmon (Diospyros Virginian): is higher in nutrients like vitamin C and calcium than the Japanese persimmon. A juicy berry containing one to eight seeds, crowned with the remnants of the style and seated in the enlarged calyx; depressed-globular, pale orange color, often red-cheeked; with slight bloom, turning yellowish brown after freezing. Flesh astringent while green, sweet and luscious when ripe 

 

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