American Persimmon Taxonomy
American Persimmon taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of American Persimmon fruit (Diospyros virginiana) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of American Persimmon as it is a combination of genus (Diospyros) and species (D. virginiana). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of American Persimmon is Ebenaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about American Persimmon
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about American Persimmon that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing American Persimmon Facts are:
- It is said that formation of seeds inside the persimmon fruit shows what type of winter is coming(type of snow).
- There are about 2000 varieties of this fruit.
- The American persimmon has another name 'Possumwood'.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Early Golden, John Rick, Miller, Woolbright and Ennis. It is not available in seedless variety.