Friday 16 December 2016


Welcome to this meme active every Friday. The theme is "Friday Greens" and you can post images, art, photos where the predominant colour is GREEN!
GREEN is the colour between blue and yellow in the spectrum; coloured like grass or emeralds.
The persimmon (sometimes spelled persimon) is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. Diospyros is in the family Ebenaceae, and other members of the genus are grown for ebony timber. The most widely cultivated species is the Oriental or Japanese persimmon, Diospyros kaki.

In colour, the ripe fruit of the cultivated strains range from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety. They similarly vary in size from 1.5 to 9 cm in diameter, and in shape the varieties may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped. The calyx generally remains attached to the fruit after harvesting, but becomes easy to remove once the fruit is ripe. The ripe fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile.

Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses. Like the tomato, persimmons are not popularly considered to be berries, but in terms of botanical morphology, the fruit is in fact a berry.

This post is also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
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  1. Dear Nick,

    I love Persimmon!
    But I didn't know, that these plants are blooming. So beautiful...

    Happy weekend to you!
    Yours Julia

  2. Gorgeous greens! I had to feature your Persimmon for Flower Friday. :D

  3. Love to eat them, but forgot they also bloom. In Southern Calif. I saw them several times, but haven't here in Northern Cal. yet:) Thanks for hosting!

  4. I know the plant, but not the flower.

  5. A friend posted a photo of her persimmon tree Facebook on the weekend. Full of fruit but no leaves. She said when all the leaves fall off the tree the fruit is ready to pick.