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10 Interesting Persimmon Facts for Your Enjoyment

10 Interesting Persimmon Facts for Your Enjoyment

Dec 15th 2015

Persimmons are tasty fruits with an interesting history! Find out more about persimmon facts below!

10 Persimmon Facts 

  1. There are about 2,000 varieties of persimmons.
  2. There are only 2 types of commercially available persimmons: hachiya and fuyu.
  3. Persimmons are typically in season from September to December.
  4. Fresh and dried persimmon leaves can be used to make tea.
  5. Persimmons originated from China.
  6. Persimmons belong to the berry family.
  7. Persimmons first came to California in the 19th century.
  8. It can take a persimmon tree up to 7 years before it produces fruit.
  9. Persimmons can be used to bake cookies and breads.
  10. Persimmon trees can reach 70 feet tall.

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