Persimmon

Persimmons, once nicknamed a "Food of the Gods," originated in ancient China but were also well-known to early American settlers via Native Americans. After being mentioned by Captain John Smith, persimmons were mostly unheard of until the 1880s when a United States Commander brought a native Japanese persimmon variety to Washington, D.C. Now, persimmons are grown in California, with hundreds of different varieties flourishing annually.  Although there are countless different varieties of persimmons, only two are commercially available. The Hachiya persimmon is identifiable by its acorn-..

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