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Cultivars of Diospyros virginiana:  

'Golden Gem'


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The following description is from Fletcher (1915):

Introduced from Borden, Indiana, where it ripens from August to October; form, roundish oblong; size, medium to large; color, dark orange to red; seeds, few; flavor, rich and sweet; quality, good.

Fletcher, W.F.  1915. 
The Native Persimmon.  Farmers' Bulletin 685, United States Department of Agriculture,  Washington, D.C.  page 25.