The persimmon /pərˈsɪmən/ (sometimes spelled persimon) is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. The most widely cultivated species is the Oriental or Japanese persimmon. In color, 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 (0.59 to 3.54 in) 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 balance 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. (source:wiki)
October 25, 2016 at 10:12
Oh I love persimmons and this painting of yours. 🙂
October 25, 2016 at 10:14
Thank you. I too love persimmons. Have a good night.
October 25, 2016 at 11:26
a 1.5 cm persimmon sounds totally cute 🙂
October 25, 2016 at 11:28
Haha… You have a very rich imagination. Wonderful. Take care.
October 26, 2016 at 02:27
Gorgeous! So Beautiful!
October 26, 2016 at 03:41
October 26, 2016 at 04:06
You are very welcome!