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Ebenaceae, Diospyros lotus, Persimmon – Kefalonia, Greece

May 9, 2012

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It’s spring here in Greece. Below are flower and leaf photos of two varieties of Persimmon (D. lotus), which is native to Southwest Asia and Southeast Europe.

Diospyros kaki isn’t nearly as common here as D. lotus. Not sure why…

Here are some previous entries on other species in the Ebenaceae family. I haven’t yet included Black sapote (Diospyros digyna) and Diospyros virginana, both of which I’ve grown. There is also D. peregrina, native to Coastal West Bengal, known as Indian Persimmon, which I haven’t yet encountered. Click photos below to enlarge…

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  1. May 10, 2012 10:08:35 pm

    Cheers for reminding me about Persimmon as an addition to our food forest. I noticed a large Diospyros kaki growing in a garden in a neighbouring town. No leaves and covered in amazing orange jewel like fruit. A beautiful tree and by the look of it, quite productive. I am always on the look out for shrubs, ground covers and trees that will do well in our climactic conditions whilst trying to predict prospective climate changes to favour our garden. Not easy, but you are making it easier. Thanks again 🙂

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