Fruit Farming in South Africa

Persimmons are produced in tropical to temperate regions across the globe and are known by several names, including Persimmon, Asian or Japanese Persimmon, Kaki Fruit and American Persimmon. 

©Louise Brodie

This deciduous fruit is very popular in the Far East where both consumption and production levels are considerable. It has gained popularity in Western markets during the past few decades and commercial production of this fruit started in South Africa in the 1990s.

By Louise Brodie

Persimmon Production

Persimmon fruit is usually eaten fresh, however, there are large persimmon processing industries, which produce dried persimmons....more

Persimmon Varieties

Persimmons are the edible fruit of trees in the genus Diospyros in the family Ebenaceae. The word Diospyros comes from the ancient Greek, wh...more