American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
The American Persimmon grows wild but has been
cultivated for its fruit and wood since prehistoric
times by Native Americans. It's fruit, when consumed
fully ripe, has a pudding-like texture and a sweet
flavor resembling caramel and butterscotch. Unless
consumed fully ripe, it is extremely astringent.
Historically, it has been used to make puddings,
breads, preserves and even beer!