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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Pogo and Me
The bark of the native persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is distinct -- very dark-colored and very blocky. Several other specimens grow next to the caretaker's office in the Arb. Otherwise they're grown only rarely around Ann Arbor. I believe this is the only plant of the ebony family that you might encounter outdoors in the midwest. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
If you are interested in growing persimmons, Oikos Tree Crops (www.oikostreecrops.com) in Kalamazoo is your source.