Persimmon trees make wonderful ornamental specimens. They have lovely foliage followed by tasty orange fruits. Persimmon trees are classified as astringent or non-astringent. Astringent varieties are best eaten when fully ripe and soft. Non-astringent varieties can be eaten when firm. Astringent varieties are used for baking, cooking as well as eating fresh. Non-astringent varieties such as the most popular variety Fuyu are best eaten fresh.
All persimmon trees do dest in well drained soil. Click on the gallery below to see which persimmon variety best suits your taste!