“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
October frosts signal the beginning of persimmon season. “A folk myth has it that a hard frost will ripen the persimmons and remove their astringency. This is a misconception. Persimmons just take a long time to mature and ripen.” – SFGate When ripe, they turn orange and taste something like an apricot. Trees tend to sucker and form thickets but can be kept in check by mowing.
Late (July - frost)