Persimmon trees are a fabulous sight for many weeks in the autumn. Their foliage will turn yellow, orange or scarlet depending on the cultivar used. After the foliage cover is gone the scarlet-orange colored fruit are visible. All of this happens even in the mildest of coastal climates.
The fruit of the persimmon is delicious when ripe, and many make jam with it. It also makes wonderful cookies and pudding for the holiday gatherings. Try drying the fruit. It's tasty as a snack.
Lots of people appreciate the persimmon for its decorative value. It makes great Thanksgiving centerpieces. It provides shade in the summer, fall foliage color and tasty fruit in the winter.