3 interesting facts about persimmons:
1 Persimmons share a bit of botanical morphology with tomatoes, because although we don't think of them as such, they in fact are berries. 2 Most varieties of persimmon are parthenocarpic, which means that the flowers do not need crosspollination to produce fruit. Crosspollination is usually not desirable as it results in seeds in the fruit. 3 Persimmons need long warm summers to ripen their fruit.