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● The American persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, is a fruit tree that is native to the United States and is considered to be a triple-threat Prepper plant, being valuable for human consumption, for medicinal purposes, and most notably as a food source for wildlife.
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● Native American persimmon trees are extremely cold tolerant, growing in USDA zones 4 through 9. Site location for this deciduous fruit tree should include full sun to light shade, and it prefers well-drained soil. Once established, the persimmon is also drought tolerant. Common persimmon trees reach a height of 30 to 50 feet at maturity, with a spread of 20 to 35 feet; they produce a smaller fruit than the Japanese persimmon, which reaches a width of about two inches wide when ripe. Persimmons are a tap-rooted plant that grows deep, rather than a plant with a fibrous root system that produces more of a root ball. American persimmon trees are better for this reason, as a container-grown American persimmon's root ball could easily be root bound, whirling around the pot, which results in the plant not surviving more than a couple of years. We grow and ship our common persimmons bare-root for this reason and supply fruiting-age plants.
  • American persimmon trees have a legacy of great medicinal uses dating back to the Civil War and even further back to use by Native Americans. There has also been major scientific research which shows that the skin of American persimmon fruit is high in antioxidants and has anti-tumor properties that help with leukemia. Persimmon fruit can also be used to make a hot herbal remedy to treat sore throat caused by cold or flu. Additionally, a decoction from persimmon bark is used to treat hemorrhoids, and a herbal tea from the bark is used to treat thrush and fevers. The recipes to unleash the medically beneficial properties of the American persimmon are listed below the USDA Zone Map.

  • American persimmons are a favorite among white-tailed deer, who will find and eat fresh persimmon fruit right off the ground in the fall and winter months. Deer love the sweet persimmon taste and you will definitely increase your meat supplies by planting American persimmons. Wild turkey, raccoons, and game birds are some other forms of wildlife that are attracted to the orange fruit. If you have fruit left over, you can use it as feed for chicken and cows, too.

  • There are many ways that you can enjoy the persimmon fruit, assuming you have any left over. Persimmon pudding is a favorite and is absolutely delicious to eat, with its perfectly sweet flavor. The fruit can be dried like a prune and, if stored in a Mylar bag, could last for years upon years because of its high sugar content. You can also use the seeds to produce coffee if you run out of your Starbucks stockpile. Also, a very nice tasting beer and brandy can be brewed from the persimmon.

  • The wood of the American persimmon tree is very hard and can be used for construction, making tools, or just about anything else; in the past it has been used to make hardy items like golf clubs, and Indians used them to make wooden equipment.

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How to Make Persimmon Tea for Consumption from the Bark

  • Collect Bark from the roots of the American Persimmon Tree,
  • 1 Cup of Boiling Water (8 ounces).
Steps for Brewing Medical Persimmon Bark Tea for Consumption
  1. Bring 8 ounces of water to boil,
  2. Add two tablespoons of diced Persimmon root bark,
  3. Let simmer for 20 minutes,
  4. Strain the tea and serve either hot or cold, can be stored refrigerated for up 1 week,
*The strength of the tea should be served at 2oz at every meal for an individual weigh 150lbs and can be figured for smaller persons.
*Can be made at high quantities by simply manipulating the amount of the ingredients.

How to Make Persimmon Tea for Consumption from the Fruit

  • 1 cup ripe unpeeled American persimmon,
  • 1 cup of boiling water.
Steps for Brewing Medical Persimmon Tea
  1. Bring 1 cup of water to boil,
  2. Add 1 cup of cut-up unpeeled persimmon fruit,
  3. Let simmer for 40 minutes,
  4. Strain the tea and enjoy hot.

How to Make Persimmon Fruit Throat-Gargle

  • 1 ripe persimmon fruit,
  • 3 ½ cups of water.
Steps for Making Throat Wash for Cold and Flu Treatment
  1. Juice the ripe persimmon fruit,
  2. Mix the persimmon juice with the water.
  3. *Use as needed until symptoms improve.

How to Make Persimmon Coffee from the Seed

  • Seeds from American persimmon fruit,
  • 1 cups of water.
Steps for Brewing Persimmon Coffee
  1. Boil the persimmon seeds,
  2. Roast the persimmon seeds,
  3. Grind the persimmon seeds,
  4. Brew the ground persimmon seeds with the 8 ounces of boiling water, like you would normal coffee, and enjoy.

How to Make Native American Persimmon Pudding

  • 1 cup of sugar,
  • 4 tablespoons of brown sugar,
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter,
  • 3 beaten eggs,
  • 2 cups of persimmon pulp,
  • 2 ½ cups of light cream,
  • 1 ¼ cups of flour,
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder,
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda,
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt,
  • 2 teaspoon of cinnamon,
  • 1 tsp ground of ginger,
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg,
  • 1 cup of raisins,
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts.
Steps for Making Persimmon Pudding
  1. Mix in a bowl the sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, persimmon pulp, and light cream;
  2. In a different mixing bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg;
  3. Combine the contents from step 2 in the mixing bowl used in step 1 and stir.
  4. Mix in the raisins and nuts;
  5. Put in a baking pan (9x9 preferred);
  6. Bake at 350 °F for 60 minutes and enjoy your Native American baked pudding.

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5 of 5 March 6, 2022
Reviewer: thomas mcknight from rigby, ID United States  
Items ordered were very well packaged, shipped and received promptly as notified. thanx much

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5 of 5 Healthy trees February 26, 2022
Reviewer: Barbara Shockley from Hamburg, AR United States  
Received trees quickly, packaged well for shipping and they were live healthy trees upon receipt. Very pleased.

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5 of 5 American wild persimmon tree March 31, 2021
Reviewer: Dongwone Park from NEWNAN, GA United States  
Delivery was fast. will see how the trees grow...

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4 of 5 May 3, 2020
Reviewer: ray rodriguez from tucson, AZ United States  
UPS delivers in a unprofessional manner with most of my delivers. Leaving packages close to street or thrown over fence, far from door [fifty ft.] like my persimmon tree, FED-X seems to deliver package to door. PERSIMMON TREE came in good shape.

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4 of 5 Quality February 10, 2015
Reviewer: Joseph Riley from Tignall, GA United States  
Nice height but little root volume lacking.

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