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Diospyros Virginiana

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Posted at The Stitchery by Mary Beth

One last non-sewing post, I’m just finishing up the commercial sewing today, for a while anyway.

Here’s one of my favorite things:

Wild Persimmon


Wind or rain is causing them to drop off the tree before they are ripe. I just love the mauve and spring green colors subdued with light frosting.

Wild Persimmon Tree. I don’t know how old this tree is. This one is about 75′ tall and stands in the side yard of The Stitchery, which was built around 1955.


Lovely square stacked cubes of Bark


You can find out all kinds of interesting things, including recipes, by googling “wild persimmon” or Diospyros Virginiana.

Back to work….


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

2 responses »

  1. Oh! Persimmons!
    Persimmon Pudding is a major holiday treat in my family of origin (Warm, with a little half-and-half on it…mmmmm). I guess it’s a good thing I can’t find persimmons around locally because I’m the only one in THIS nuclear family who will eat it…and I’d HATE to have to eat the whole batch by myself 😉

  2. Mary Beth, my hometown of Plaquemine, is named for that fruit, persimmon. Plaquemine is what the Native Americans named the abundance of those trees here for. Our persimmons are much larger and grow on a bush type tree though. I’ve never seen one as magnificent as that!


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