The persimmon tree is a slow growing deciduous
tree. Be aware! There will be stiff competition from
birds for the delicious fruits of the persimmon tree.
Ripe persimmons are delicious out-of-hand and can be made into
puddings and cakes. Frozen, the fruit is a low calorie
substitute for ice cream and dried persimmons are like
dates. Persimmon wood is prized for its beauty and extreme
density and used for golf club heads and pool cues.