Food of the Gods: Persimmon Tree Facts
The fruit of trees belonging to a genus named “diospyros” -- ancient Greek for “food of the gods” -- must be something special. And the succulent fruit of persimmon trees (Diospyros spp.) is just that. Ripe persimmons are sweet, juicy and loaded with healthy nutrients, including the beta-carotene responsible for their vivid color. We explore some facts about the trees that grow them.