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    Also known as Caucasian persimmon, lilac persimmon Synonyms include Diospyros calycina, Diospyros mediterranea, Diospyros microcarpa, Dactylus trapezuntinus, and Diospyros umlovok. Perennial in USDA zones 7-9.

    Habit/Size up to 30 feet tall
    Germination Stratify (cold/moist) for 60-90 days. Sow seeds 3/8 in. deep.
    Requirements Tolerates most soil types and pH levels. Prefers moist soil and full sun, but can grow in partial shade. Medium water needs.
    Zones USDA zones 7-9
    Life Cycle deciduous tree
    Harvest Ripe fruit has an excellent flavor and texture. Great in bread, cakes, pies, and preserves. Roasted seeds can be used as a coffee substitute. Leaves can be used to improve the flavor of pickled foods.
    Uses edible (fruit)*, medicinal *, utility (wood)
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Diospyros lotus is dioecious, meaning each flower is either male of female, but only one sex per plant. Both male and female plants must be grown together if harvesting seed. Diospyros lotus is not self-fertile.
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F).
    Synonyms Dactylus trapezuntinus, Diospyros calycina, Diospyros mediterranea, Diospyros microcarpa, Diospyros umlovok

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