Persimmon trees can be small
or very tall.
This time of year they are ripening. Because of the dry weather the leaves have already fallen. My horses loved persimmons and learned how to rub against the tree to make them fall.
Looks like a good crop this year.
These are wonderful for farm fights, ripe or green. I have enjoyed many "fights" with cousins and sisters growing up. Ripe they are soft and sweet. When green, they are very hard and bitter. Pick your ammo. Each has its pluses and minuses.
The fruits are small but do vary with the type of tree
and the weather that year.
You basically eat the fruit and spit out the seeds. Wild animals love them! There are many great recipes for breads, cakes, and spirits. The seeds are the famous winter forecasting seeds. You cut the seeds and the shape you discover forecasts your winter. Carolina Nana can show you how. Her persimmon seeds predict a cold winter. I'm hoping my forecast is different.
UPDATE: Our seeds show spoons so lots of precipitation for this winter.