Use persimmon fruits (Diospyros virginiana), which are high in vitamin C, to make cookies, cakes, puddings and more. The trees grow 35 to 60 feet high and are hardy in zones 5 to Fragrant flowers open in spring.
Perched on the edge of a canyon, this home is oriented to take advantage of its sweeping views via balconies, private terraces and large windows. In the living area, dark accents give dramatic finish to the white walls and pale hardwood floors.
This young family needed a sophisticated and kid-friendly home. A cohesive color palette of grays, taupe and ivory are punctuated with bold persimmon accents. The living room furniture is comfortable, while a custom storage ottoman easily hides toys during adult gatherings.
When creating the Little Boy Blu room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014, designer Shelley Cahan left the room’s existing fabric wall treatment intact. The room’s muted blue-and-gray color palette with youthful pops of persimmon complements the patterned walls.
Red damask upholstered walls contrast with the custom mahogany millwork laid out in a diamond pattern in the ceiling. The antique persimmon leather ottoman sits on a stark carpet, and a one-of-a-kind magazine rack holds the client's daily papers from around the world.
In the Little Boy Blu room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014, muted shades of blue and gray are contrasted with youthful pops of persimmon, adding a warm, rich appeal to the space. Designer Shelley Cahan created the space to be an upscale retreat for the youngest gentleman of the house.
For added interest, mix fall fruits and vegetables with traditional flowers for a florist-worthy centerpiece. Persimmons, pears, apples and grapes are fruits to consider; squash, artichokes, asparagus and winter cabbage are good vegetable choices. Skewered with picks, the produce should look fresh in the arrangement as long as the flowers — about a week.