Black Persimmon (Diospyros texanum)

Brayodendron texanum
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Black Persimmon
Diospyros texanum

A black dye can be obtained from the juice of the fruit[149, 274].

Wood – heavy, hard, compact, takes a high polish[149]. It is used for making tools, engraving blocks etc[149].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit – raw. The fruits, which are about 20mm in diameter are sweet and tasty when fully ripe[149, 274].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[113, 200]. Stored seed requires a period of cold-stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible[78]. It usually germinates in 1 – 6 months at 15¡c[175]. Pot up the young seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle into fairly deep pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Give them some protection from winter cold for their first year or two outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Layering in spring[200].
Southern N. America – Texas and New Mexico.

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