The date plum is a tiny fruit that is roughly the size of a big cherry (3/4 inch in diameter). It is a persimmon that looks like a plum and is endemic to Iran, Turkey, and areas of Southeast Europe. Date plum trees are deciduous trees that reach 20-29 feet tall and 19 feet wide.The bark on the stems is gray-green. The dark green, shinny pointed leaves are 5-6 inches long "long, and they don't even change colour as the temperature cools. Date plums like rich, well-drained soil and are cold hardy to 0°F when ripe.
Botanical Name : Diospyros lotus
Common Name : Date Plum Persimmon
Height : 30 ft
Spread : 19 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 200