NTFPs from trees: Common persimmon

  • Authors: Chamberlain, J.
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Publication Series: Science Update
  • Source: Science Update-142: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station
  • DOI: 10.2737/SRS-SU-142


The common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana L.) is a slow-growing, medium-sized tree. It can grow under a variety of conditions and is often found in abandoned fields and denuded cropland with poor soils. The native range extends from Connecticut to southern Florida, and west into Kansas and Oklahoma (shown in green on the map below). The species is most abundant in the rich bottomlands of the Mississippi River and associated tributaries

  • Citation: Chamberlain, J. 2020. NTFPs from trees: Common persimmon. Science Update SRS-142. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 2 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/SRS-SU-142.
  • Posted Date: November 30, 2020
  • Modified Date: December 10, 2020
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