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Diospyros lotus, Qua thi, Date Plum

Diospyros lotus

Qua thi, Date Plum
Family: Ebenaceae
Origin: Middle East and South Asia, China, Japan
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
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Beautiful tree with smooth grey bark glossy dark green leaves that turn golden in the fall. Flowers are small and yellow-green, and are dioecious. At least both a male and female plant will be required to get viable seeds. Globose yellow fruit turns purple-brown when fully ripe. Like the persimmon, the date plum looses its astringency when fully ripe. The flesh is then very soft and rich in flavor. The name comes from the Greek Dios pyros meaning fruit of the gods, although, truth be told, the fruit is a little too sour for most people. Makes a nice jelly, though.


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Diospyros lotus - seeds

Qua thi, Date Plum. Beautiful cold hardy tree with smooth grey bark glossy dark green leaves that turn golden in the fall. Globose yellow fruit turns purple-brown when fully ripe. Like the persimmon, the date plum looses its astringency when fully ripe. The flesh is then very soft and rich in flavor.
Plant seeds 1" deep. Seeds develop strong tap-root. Very slow germinating, may take a few months to germinate.
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