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Diospyros kaki

Kaki
Persimmon

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

28-32 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

10 m

Description

The name comes from Greek, fruit of the gods, ‘Dios pyros’.

The fruit is very attractive as it grows and ripens. An unusual taste. The leaves turn orange-red-purple in autumn.

Flowers

Kaki trees have either male or female flowers. The female flowers are creamy-yellow, solitary with 4 crown-shaped sepals; the male flowers, in three’s, are tinged with pink.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, undulated, glossy, dark green, 5-15 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Pome: a yellow-orange fleshy fruit with a tough central core containing the seed, 5-8 cm.

Edible

The fruit is slow to ripen, only when the leaves have fallen do they become edible.

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