American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
American Persimmon is not native to Michigan, but it is considered nearly native and found just south of our state’s borders. Its nearly native status means that it still provides more ecological benefit than fruit trees imported from across the country or overseas. The plant produces an orange delicious fruit reminiscent of the flavor of dates. The fruit can be eaten fresh or used in puddings, cakes, other desserts, or beverages.
Edible, Good for Wild Birds
|Native Plant Category||
Trees, Shrubs, and Vines