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Diospyros kaki (japanese persimmon)

Synonyms: Diospyros amara; Diospyros argyi; Diospyros bertii; Diospyros chinensis; Diospyros costata; Diospyros kaempferi; Diospyros kaki var. aurantium; Diospyros kaki var. costata; Diospyros kaki var. domestica; Diospyros kaki var. elliptica; Diospyros kaki var. macrantha; Diospyros kaki var. mazelii; Diospyros kaki var. sahuti; Diospyros kaki var. silvestris; Diospyros lycopersicon; Diospyros mazelii; Diospyros roxburghii; Diospyros schi-tse; Diospyros sinensis; Diospyros sphenophylla; Diospyros trichocarpa; Diospyros wieseneri; Embryopteris kaki

Wikipedia Abstract

Diospyros kaki is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Diospyros. Although its first published botanical description was not until 1780, the kaki is among the oldest plants in cultivation, known for its use in China for more than 2000 years. In some rural Chinese communities, the kaki fruit is seen as having a great mystical power that can be harnessed to solve headaches, back pains and foot ache. "Sharon Fruit" (named originally after Sharon plain in Israel) is the trade name for non-astringent D. kaki fruit.
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Height [2]  39 feet (12 m)
Width [2]  23 feet (7 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  82 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Low
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 7 Low Temperature: 0 F° (-17.8 C°) → 10 F° (-12.2 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Dioecious
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Specific Gravity [3]  0.63
Structure [2]  Tree
Usage [2]  The pulp of unripe fruits is used in cosmetics to make face-packs because of its firming qualities; Wood - hard and durable with a beautiful grain. Used for making fine furniture;
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Aceria diospyri[4]
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix)[5]
Alypia wittfeldii (Wittfeld's Forester)[5]
Anastrepha fraterculus (South American fruit fly)[6]
Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly)[6]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[6]
Aonidiella aurantii (California red scale)[7]
Archips fuscocupreanus[5]
Archips ingentana[5]
Asiacornococcus kaki[7]
Aspidiotus nerii (ivy scale)[8]
Blastodacna pyrigalla[5]
Blenina senex[5]
Ceroplastes ceriferus (Indian wax scale)[7]
Ceroplastes cirripediformis (barnacle scale)[7]
Ceroplastes destructor (soft wax scale)[7]
Ceroplastes diospyros[7]
Ceroplastes grandis[7]
Ceroplastes japonicus (fig wax scale)[7]
Ceroplastes pseudoceriferus (Indian wax scale)[7]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[7]
Ceroplastes sinensis (hard wax scale)[7]
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)[5]
Cossula magnifica (pecan carpenterworm)[5]
Cryptoparlatoreopsis meccae[7]
Ctenopseustis obliquana[5]
Diaspidiotus perniciosus (California scale)[7]
Dichomeris intensa[5]
Drosicha corpulenta[7]
Epiphyas postvittana (Light brown apple moth)[4]
Eriococcus lagerstroemiae (crapemyrtle scale)[7]
Eulecanium nocivum[7]
Eumeta minuscula[5]
Euproctis pseudoconspersa (Tea tussock moth)[5]
Eupseudosoma aberrans[5]
Eupseudosoma involuta (Snowy Eupseudosoma)[5]
Gonodonta biarmata[5]
Gonodonta bidens[5]
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)[5]
Hemiberlesia diffinis[7]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[7]
Hemiberlesia rapax (greedy scale)[7]
Hippeococcus wegneri[7]
Homona magnanima[5]
Hypercompe indecisa[5]
Hypocala andremona[5]
Hypocala deflorata[5]
Hypocala rostrata[5]
Hypocala subsatura[5]
Inurois fletcheri[5]
Ischnaspis longirostris (black line scale)[7]
Lepidosaphes conchiformis (fig oystershell scale)[7]
Lepidosaphes cupressi[7]
Lepidosaphes tubulorum (tube scale)[7]
Lepidosaphes ulmi (apple oystershell scale)[7]
Lepidosaphes ussuriensis (dark oystershell scale)[7]
Lobesia aeolopa[5]
Lopholeucaspis japonica (Japanese maple scale)[7]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[7]
Melanaspis sulcata[7]
Menophra retractaria[5]
Neopinnaspis harperi (Harper scale)[7]
Oemona hirta[4]
Parabemisia myricae (bayberry whitefly)[9]
Parlatoria oleae (olive parlatoria scale)[7]
Parlatoria theae (tea parlatoria scale)[7]
Percnia giraffata[5]
Petaurista leucogenys (Japanese giant flying squirrel)[10]
Phenacoccus pergandei[7]
Phyllostomus hastatus (greater spear-nosed bat)[11]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[7]
Planococcus kraunhiae (Japanese mealybug)[7]
Planotortrix excessana (Greenheaded leafroller)[5]
Planotortrix octo <Unverified Name>[4]
Prosoeuzophera impletella[5]
Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (gingging scale)[7]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[7]
Pseudaulacaspis takahashii[7]
Psittacula eupatria (Alexandrine Parakeet)[12]
Pulvinaria aurantii[7]
Pulvinaria citricola (cottony citrus scale)[7]
Pulvinaria hydrangeae (cottony hydrangea scale)[7]
Pulvinaria idesiae[7]
Pulvinaria peregrina[7]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[7]
Rhizomys pruinosus (hoary bamboo rat)[13]
Saissetia citricola[7]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[7]
Sannina uroceriformis (Persimmon Borer)[5]
Schizura concinna (redhumped caterpillar)[5]
Scopelodes contracta[5]
Sparganothis matsudai[5]
Stephanophorus diadematus (Diademed Tanager)[14]
Synanthedon hector[5]
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Currant borer/Clearwing moth)[5]
Syssphinx molina[5]
Tachardina tsimbazazae[7]
Timocratica albella[5]
Zosterops japonicus (Japanese White-eye)[14]


Parasitized by 
Criconema mutabile <Unverified Name>[15]



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