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Mountain Persimmon

Diospyros montana

Edible persimmon related to the common persimmon and black sapote.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Mountain Persimmon. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November 2016.


Medium to large sized tree, probably to 40-80ft.


Unknown, but will stand short frosts.

Growing Environment

Little is known about cultural or climatic requirements but the tree does well in warm regions and will stand short frosts.


By seeds.


Fruits can be eaten fresh or used much like the common persimmon. The wood is a type of ebony and is valued for its beautiful color.

Native Range

Native to the Americas.

Related Species

Diospyros austroafricana
South African Star Apple
Diospyros blancoi
Velvet Apple
Diospyros brasiliensis
Bush Persimmon
Diospyros digyna
Black Sapote
Diospyros mespiliformis
Jackal Berry
Diospyros montana
Mountain Persimmon
Diospyros whyteana