The persimmon , whose scientific name is Dyospyros kaki , is a fruit tree of Asian origin. It is one of those plants that are very practical since, in addition to producing fruits with an exquisite flavor, they are very ornamental. It tolerates pruning quite well, which makes the persimmon an ideal tree to have in a pot.
Do you want to know more about persimmon? Next, we will tell you everything, including how to remove the astringency of some varieties to make the fruits edible.
- 1 Meeting Persimmon
- 2 Varieties
- 3 Other uses
With an approximate height of 15m and branches which grow slightly upwards, it can be found mainly in China and Japan. In Europe it was not known until it was introduced towards the end of the 19th century.
The varieties are divided according to whether they are astringent or not. But what does astringent mean? An astringent fruit is one that leaves your tongue rough due to the tannins found in it. The higher the number of tannins, the rougher the tongue will feel. An excess of tannin can be harmful to the body, as it could cause or worsen constipation.
Let’s see what are the astringent and non-astringent varieties.
- Bright red
- Tomato Planter
In Spain the most common are the first two, especially the persimmon.
But, you may wonder if they are astringent, can they be eaten? Yes of course! It’s not a problem, all you have to do is the following:
Depending on the amount of persimmons you have collected, put a cup (or a glass) with liquor in a pot and then the persimmons. Then cover the pot and let 4-5 days pass. After this time your persimmons will be ready to eat.
- Sharon (or Sharoni)
If you choose any of these varieties, you will be able to eat persimmons picked directly from the tree.
Did you know that… it can be formed as a bonsai (top photo)? It is a very manageable and very resistant tree that can not only give you delicious fruit (and in large quantities), but can also become an exceptional bonsai.
Without forgetting, of course, that it is a very ornamental plant suitable for both gardens and gardens.