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Diospyros texanum - Scheele.

Common Name Black Persimmon
Family Ebenaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky hills, ravine sides and canyons, often on limestone[149].
Range Southern N. America - Texas and New Mexico.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Diospyros texanum Black Persimmon


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Diospyros texanum Black Persimmon
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Diospyros texanum is a TREE growing to 12 m (39ft 4in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Brayodendron texanum

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Secondary; Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

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

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

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].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

257201

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Plant Propagation

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].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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