Kinder, Gentler LTS
I've got loads of persimmon trees and seedlings. I'm currently trying to identify the females, which there seem to be considerably less then the males in number, so I can get rid of the unwanted trees. So I was reading, trying to learn how to differentiate between the two and I learned a few interesting things. As it was mentioned in another thread, if there is a coffee shortage, or it gets unaffordable, roasted persimmon seeds can subtitute for coffee (@woodmoose). The fruit, fermented with cornmeal, will make beer, or it can be used to make brandy. A herbal tea is made from the leaves and, during the War of Northern Agression, persimmon seeds were used for buttons by many in the South.