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Persimmons: A Florida Fruit Treasure

Kevin FoltaOctober 19th, 2023Did you ever feel like you had a burning secret, something that you wanted to scream to the world because it is so good, yet so few people knew about it?  This is how I feel about persimmons. I’ll scream here. While they are a spectacular fruit borne of relatively low-maintenance trees, persimmons unfortunately reside […]

Predicting Florida’s Weather with Persimmon Seed

Karen StaudermanSeptember 21st, 2022I often wonder how folks could predict the coming winter weather PRIOR to our modern technologies. According to early folklore, it was the persimmon seed that was used for the forecast. As the saying goes, if you slice the seed in half, it will display either an image of a fork, knife, or a spoon […]


jpopenoeOctober 8th, 2017Persimmons, Diospyros virginiana, are a native fruit that are greatly underutilized by modern Americans. The plants make a nice small to medium sized tree with great fall color for the landscape and they provide delicious fruit. The fruit look almost like small pumpkins, tree tomatoes, or very large acorns with a persistent calyx top and […]

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