|American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) the "Fruit of the Gods"|
|Rectangular bark typical of persimmon|
|Urn shaped flowers|
|A ripe 'Simmon ready for eating|
|Sweet, colorful pulp and seeds of a ripe persimmon.|
|Persimmon seeds split in half, showing mostly spoons and some knives (open to interpretation)|
I thoroughly love to eat persimmons. They can hang on the trees for most of the winter. Though they may be shriveled, they still are quite tasty and a nice surprise on what might be an otherwise dreary day, assuming the cold has preserved them that is.