Jerry Lehman's Delight Persimmon
Grows well in UK
Jerry Lehman's Delight 100-46 Persimmon Description
From the Breeding work of Jerry Lehman of Terra Haute Indiana, one of his newest creations. Very large fruit, self fertile, flesh, clear pulp, and made to be loved. While not a large tree it is a heavy producing tree. With very good flavour and smooth flesh, this medium size fruit is all about taste.
Commonly called the American persimmon, common persimmon, eastern persimmon, simmon, possumwood, possum apples, or sugar plum. It ranges from southern Connecticut/Long Island to Florida, and west to Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma & Kansas. American persimmon trees are very common in the South Atlantic, Gulf states and especially near the Mississippi River.
American persimmon fruit are round or oval and orange-yellow. They range in size from 2cm to 6cm in diameter and fruits ripen in late fall or early winter.