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Cultivars of Diospyros virginiana:  


also known as 'American Honey' or 'Honey'


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The following description is from Fletcher (1915):

Origin near Bluffton, Mo., where it ripens in September; form, roundish oblate; size, medium; color, bright yellow, changing to pale translucent; skin, tough; seeds, few; flavor, sweet and rich; quality, good.

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