Black persimmon in the literature.
The persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) is a deciduous
fruit tree originating in China. One type consisting of a group
of similar cultivars is the black persimmon, which is a precious
germplasm resource of China. Black persimmon is mainly distributed
in the south of the Taihang Mountains in northern China. Black persimmon
is astringent, though this astringency can now be removed easily
via normal maturity of the fruit. The skin of the fruit is black
and the flesh has abundant nutritional value, with vitamin C and
carotene. Information given by a black persimmon orchard.
A trial on black persimmon was carried out from 2003 to 2009 in
Zhengzhou, Henan province, China. Plant growth, yields and phenological
characteristics were studied. The fruit has a thick skin which assists
in storage and transportation; it has excellent flavor and quality,
making the fruit highly valued by producers, marketers and consumers.
Key cultivation techniques. Practices to achieve high
quality are reviewed such as the proper plant environment, tree planting
and pruning, the soil management, the wintering and protection of
young trees, and pest control.