Diospyros lotus , better known as the Date-plum or Caucasian Persimmon is a widely cultivated species of the genus Diospyros , native to subtropical southwest Asia and southeast Europe . The date plum is a tiny fruit that is roughly the size of a big cherry (3/4 inch in diameter). Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit has an exquisitely rich flavor when it is fully ripe (almost at the point of going bad), but it is very harsh and astringent before then.
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