Persimmons are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which each provide important health benefits. For example, vitamin C helps support the immune system and protect against heart disease.A typical portion is one average-sized persimmon. While persimmons are healthy, like all fruit, they are high in sugar. Pay attention to your intake as part of a balanced diet.
Is there a market for persimmon wood?
Persimmon is a fine wood for custom knife handles. A great market for persimmon wood exists there, and because of its tight grain, wavy figure and interesting grain, professional knifemakers would welcome its addition to their list of domestic hardwoods.
The peel of a persimmon contains flavenoids that have proven to have antidiabetic and antioxidant properties. They protect against the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), harmful compounds that form when protein or fat combines with sugar in the blood. AGEs have been linked to both the onset of diabetes and to long-term health complications resulting from the disease.Non-astringent persimmons may be eaten while hard or after they soften. Astringent persimmons should only be eaten after they have fully ripened, turning soft and deep in color.
Is persimmon wood good for woodworking?
Persimmon sapwood was the preferred wood for spinning bobbins, weaving shuttles, and thread spools. It was often used for pool and billiard cues. But the most important use was for golf club heads. Today, we might find this a good wood for strong handles, or for uses where distinctiveness is a key factor.
When choosing a persimmon to eat, it is important to know whether it is astringent or non-astringent. Asian persimmon varieties, which are also commercially grown in California and Florida, may be either. The most popular of these is the Fuyu persimmon. American persimmon varieties are only astringent. The most popular is the Hachiya persimmon.
What is the strongest wood for woodworking?
1. Australian Buloke – 5,060 IBF. An ironwood tree that is native to Australia, this wood comes from a species of tree occurring across most of Eastern and Southern Australia. Known as the hardest wood in the world, this particular type has a Janka hardness of 5,060 lbf.
Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology: “Inhibitory Activities of Proanthocyanidins from Persimmon Against Oxidative Stress and Digestive Enzymes Related to Diabetes.”
Persimmons are a good source of vitamins A and C as well as manganese, which helps the blood to clot. They also have other antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of many serious health conditions including cancer and stroke.
Persimmons can help keep your arteries clear and reduce the risk of heart disease. Atherosclerosis refers to the hardening and narrowing of arteries, and one study found persimmons rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, and minerals that are part of an antiatherosclerotic diet.Persimmons are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. In season, you can find them in many markets, and they are delicious on their own or in cooked dishes and baked goods.Persimmons can help you keep eyes healthy. One serving contains more than half the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which is important to vision. In addition, persimmon peel is rich in lutein, which is known to help protect against eye disease.The fruit is picked in late fall and sometimes stays on the tree into winter. Depending on the strain, the color ranges from yellow to dark red-orange. While some persimmons are spherical, others have the shape of an acorn or pumpkin. In size, they can be anywhere from the size of a half-dollar to a small grapefruit. When ripe, persimmons have a mild flavor similar to pumpkin but with added fruity sweetness. Unripe Fuyus are less sweet and slightly tart, with a crisp texture. Hachiya persimmons tend to have a stronger flavor, but must be eaten when completely ripe or they are extremely astringent. Dried persimmons, like most dried fruit, are very sweet. Persimmons are in season during the late fall and winter and aren’t typically sold year-round. Look for fresh persimmons from October to January at grocery stores, specialty markets, Asian grocers, and farmers’ markets. The fruit is typically sold by the pound or by the case, and because of the short season, they tend to be more expensive than your typical apple or banana.Persimmons are light to dark orange fruits with a tomato-like stem that grow on trees and are harvested beginning in the late fall. While a native persimmon grows in parts of the United States, the most commonly found persimmons are Asian varieties. Fuyu, a squat, rounded persimmon that resembles an orange tomato, is the most common. The second most popular in America is Hachiya, an acorn-shaped fruit that’s dark orange when ripe. Both have an edible peel that is sometimes removed, and bright orange flesh within. Because of their short season and limited availability in the U.S., fresh persimmons tend to be expensive. Sliced persimmons should be eaten as soon as possible, and cooked fruit will keep in a container in the fridge for up to three days. Ripe persimmon purée can be frozen for later use. Store in an airtight bag or container and use within three months. When you visit the site, Dotdash Meredith and its partners may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies collect information about your preferences and your devices and are used to make the site work as you expect it to, to understand how you interact with the site, and to show advertisements that are targeted to your interests. You can find out more about our use, change your default settings, and withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by visiting Cookies Settings, which can also be found in the footer of the site.Fuyu persimmons are often sold ripe and should be stored in the crisper drawer of the fridge. If they’re not quite soft enough, let them sit on the counter until ripe before storing in the fridge. They can last for a couple of weeks if kept dry, whole, and cold. Hachiyas typically need time to ripen, and should be stored on the countertop at room temperature until perfectly soft. To speed up the process, place the persimmons in a paper bag with a banana. Ripe Hachiyas can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Choose fruit that feels heavy, firm, and is free of soft spots. Symmetrical persimmons are best since the lop-sided ones can contain large seeds. Little black dots are okay—they’re caused by the sun and don’t affect the taste. Wash persimmons just before using. Prepare Fuyus by hulling them (cutting out their tops and the tougher attached flesh beneath the stem) and slicing. The peel can be eaten or removed if desired. Discard any large black seeds as you encounter them.
Hachiya are also used to make hoshigaki, Japanese dried persimmons. Hoshigaki are dried persimmons that have been hung to dry and then massaged to bring their sugars to the outside, making them look frosted. They are intensely sweet and a bit chewy.
Ripe Hachiya persimmons are so tender that they can be eaten with a spoon. Remove the stem and any tough flesh attached. Use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of the peel and enjoy.
The two main varieties of commercially available persimmons are Fuyu and Hachiya. Fuyu persimmons are distinguished by their flat bottoms and squat shape. Fuyus tend to be lighter orange and are at their best when a bit soft — they get sweeter as they ripen, but are edible at any time.Fuyu persimmons can also be poached, roasted, baked, broiled, grilled, or dried. Their mild flavor makes them a welcome addition to sweet and savory recipes. Hachiyas are often added to baked goods since the flesh is so tender when ripe that they cannot be easily sliced.American persimmon trees are native to the Eastern U.S. and are eaten fresh or used in baked goods. They are astringent until ripe and are not typically commercially available.Asian persimmon trees require very little maintenance once established and should be pruned minimally once fruiting. Pick fruit when it is heavy and bright in color. The trick is keeping it away from hungry critters, who also love the fruit. Hachiya persimmons are elongated and oval-shaped. They are an astringent variety that is very tart unless truly, absolutely ripe. Like Fuyu persimmons, they will ripen once picked, so let them soften on the kitchen counter until ready to use. Ripe Hachiya persimmons are eaten as-is or, because the flesh is so tender, puréed and mashed. Add to ice cream, baked goods like cakes, puddings, and bread, or use to make jam.Fuyu persimmons are frequently sliced (slightly unripe or ripe) and added to salads for a fruity, not-too-sweet addition. The fruit can also be poached, roasted with meat or on its own, or dried in slices. Ripe, diced fruit can be added to salsas or chutneys.
Persimmons, sometimes called the “fruit of the gods,” are prized for their bright color and sweet flavor. The cold weather fruit is popular in China and Japan, with China growing the vast majority of commercial crops. They are often dried and eaten year-round, especially during Lunar New Year. With several varieties grown, the fruit is divided into two main groups: astringent and non-astringent. Both types of persimmons can be eaten fresh, cooked, or dried.
Persimmon wood chips are an exotic smoking wood, offer a medium piney smoke flavor and slightly sweetish taste. Suitable for smoking fish, chicken, beef, lamb, and vegetables. Even adds a special flavor to hard meat of wild birds (geese, ducks, partridges, etc.)Thanks for the advice, Larry. Funny thing about Beech availability is that it’s everywhere here in the East. Even in Raleigh (beech is known for being a more Northern tree), there are lots of them, and occasionally they’re huge. The problem is that it seems that all of it is milled up into small pieces for pallet construction, as a cheap wood for the underlayment of veneer in the furniture industry, and the like.
An interesting side note to this is that rosewood and lignum vitae bench planes seem to be mostly shipwright’s razee-style planes. One wonders if this was because of the very hard timbers that they commonly worked (white oak comes to mind), or whether it was simply the availability and relative low cost of exotics in a port town.
But after all is said and done, I’ll probably make the first long plane out of mahogany because it’s easy to work and I’ve got a lot of experience with it. That should give me enough practice in sinking the mortise and filing the mouth to make one out of maple, which as you noted, is a lot more work because it’s a lot harder.
iv’e recently begun to move towards hand planing my rough lumber to finished boards. i take my initial instruction, usually from tage frid’s books. he uses a wood scrub plane to start with. i went searching for one like his and got lucky. my question is, how does one tune a wood scrub plane? i cambered the blade, flattened its back and steel wooled and oiled the body. is there more?If you can’t find a source for persimmon, consider mesquite. It is remarkably stable. Most North American hardwoods shrink something in the region of 6-8% as they dry from green to 6% moisture content. Mesquite shrinks only .7% — darn near not at all. It is also hard and dense — both good properties for planes.
I have a half dozen or so persimmon logs drying for over a year. They are nice project and craft quality logs for blanks. (pipes, club heads, canes, even a few gun stocks in there!) 6 to 8 inch diameter, 12 to 18 feet long, lots of bolls and crooks. They are NOT slab or plank logs! I will cut to length the piece you need for your project or you take them “as is” and you pull out what you see inside them!
Swifty – Persimmon is related to the ebony tree. It’s just about as hard, so chiseling a plane body may be a bit of work. From the standpoint of obtaining some in the thicker dimensions, your best bet may be to find someone with a woodmizer that saws up downed homeowner’s trees. Persimmons were a valued yard tree in the 18th and 19th centuries for their fruit, which makes good preserves, so a lot of the bigger trees are around old houses. Larry,Beech, nothing but the beech, so help you beech.There are thousands of woodies that are not made of beech and they perform admirably. The Japanese and other eastern planes are pretty much non-beech.Woodworkers benefit from a well-rounded information more than from a narrow-minded one (i.e., full of beech).Just because something works well (as does beech), it does not guarantee that something else does not or should not – the content of many of your posts. A solid course on reasoning (not the same as regurgitation of nano-information) might benefit you substantially.Metod Become an UNLIMITED member and get it all: searchable online archive of every issue, how-to videos, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking digital series, print magazine, e-newsletter, and more.There’s one aspect of your comments that has me concerned about the stability of a proposed long bench plane out of maple – moisture exchange. Maple doesn’t have any rays – perhaps that’s why some respond that “curly maple” is a description of what happens to the boards, not a description of the figure! ;-)I don’t have a problem with hard maple for planes but I’m not sure I’d want much curly grain in a plane. I suspect hard maple would be more common in old planes except that it is more difficult to work than beech. Don has a maple trying plane he made years ago and has had no difficulty with it other than making it in the first place.I know what you mean about the difficulty getting beech. We may have to go to our second choice for our bench planes and that choice will be hard maple. I’m not really concerned about the quality of plane maple will make but the extra work and time is a concern.
I would like to find a supplier that will sell small quantities of native persimmon wood in blocks of 8/4 or thicker. I think this might be great for hand planes.
Larry – Interesting thoughts. Because I haunt old tool events (MWTCA, mostly), I see a lot of antique planes. The vast majority are, of course, beech. But it seems that brazilian rosewood, lignum vitae (the real stuff, not the horrible green substitute), ebony and boxwood also weren’t unusual in the day. Dense mahogany, and to a lesser extent, cherry and walnut seem to have been used as well.David,I think it’s a mistake to laminate planes, adding soles or otherwise. The real issue with wooden planes is stability and what you’re dealing with is the differential in moisture content between the core of the wood and the surface. The differential is natural in wood, especially thicker stuff like in a bench plane. You want a wood with a dense ray structure like beech or maple to help move moisture to or from the core. The rays are basically wood cells radially oriented at 90º to normal wood cells. The net effect of the rays, depending on the wood, is a relatively significant amount of end grain exposed on the flat sawn or tangential surfaces. This helps move a lot of moisture from the core. You don’t want to do anything to inhibit that moisture movement.At best laminating severs the pores and, in the worst case, adds a vapor barrier inside the wood. Think of this like frame and panel construction. The wood is going to do what it does and trying to prevent it often leads to failure. You want to facilitate or even encourage the inevitable changes. There’s a lot of internal stress involved in the differential between the core of the wood and the surface. These stresses deform the sole and are what make seasonal tuning necessary or unnecessary. This is why I avoid using dense heavy exotics in plane making. Moisture moves very slowly through these woods and the internal stresses are always there. I have a cocobolo jack plane and it’s a good thing it’s only used for roughing, for anything else I’d have to tune it every time I use it. It just never seems to stop moving and settle down. My beech planes seem to acclimate to humidity changes almost as fast as they occur. Occasional tuning is both rare and minimal.
This might be a long shot, but try golf club makers in your area. Persimmon used to be THE material for golf club ‘woods’. There are a few club makers around that are into the retro thing and are making persimmon clubs again. They might have a source. Tom
Persimmon is generally a pretty small weed tree. It does have properties that would make it a good plane making wood and I’ve made a number of planes from it.I am looking for a few pieces of persimmon for small craft works. Like 12 inch or 24 inch in length. 2 or more inches diameter. What do folks have available?? Thank you!
This sawyer is getting elderly and his son is a lawyer with no interest in continuing the sawing. I don’t know how I’ll get the persimmon I need in the near future. I’ve talked to the local tree services but haven’t come up with anything from them yet.
Your comments suggest one other wood that might be useable as a bench plane (and around here, it’s plentiful) – White Oak. White oak has a dense ray structure similar to beech, and is hard, relatively heavy (dense) and doesn’t split easily.Larry – I’ve a question that you might be able to answer. I’ve found 16/4 or 12/4 quarter sawn beech to be nearly unobtainable, but I’ve lots of quartersawn 16/4 curly maple, plain walnut (air dried) and mahogany. What’s your opinion on the maple for a plane? Working it’s reasonably easy (the curl just seems to give problems planing, but it doesn’t seem to affect chopping), but what I’m curious about would be its stability once the plane’s made.
Larry – Might be I’m just not familiar enough with hard maple. Most all of what’s in my shop and available around here is soft maple, though calling that wood “soft” is a misnomer – only hickory’s harder in my experience with common domestic hardwoods. Visually, anyway, the maple I’ve used a good bit of has no visual ray structure the way beech and oak does.When I cut them, I had visions of all the things I was going to make with them in my “spare time”! But on a farm that time is spent repairing or preparing for the next thing that NEEDS to be done. So I thought others out here might appreciate them. I can’t afford to give them away, but we can talk about what you want and work out something that’s good for both of us.
David,Ship builders had their own plane making traditions. I’m not sure what all lies behind their designs and material choices. I’ve read a little but I’ve got a lot to learn about it.I would avoid white oak. For plane making you want a fine grained diffuse porous wood and oaks are coarse grained ring porous woods. I’m not sure what you’re looking at in your hard maple but hard maple has a distinct ray structure that’s very similar to what’s found in beech. Visually, it can be very hard to tell beech from hard maple. I’ve scrounged the necessary uncut irons (antique Butchers, mostly) for a smooth, jack and jointer, and I’ve the necessary small mortise chisel and floats, but the wood issue has me stopped for the moment. I do have a large billet of ebony, but that’s an expensive wood for a plane, particularly a jointer, and I hesitate to use it for my second attempt (the first attempt turned out reasonably well, though the mouth was a bit wider than I’d planned on) As long as the wood used has decent properties, grain orientation is far more important than the specific type of wood in plane making. It’s very difficult to find persimmon in the sizes one would need for making planes. 24″ diameter persimmon trees are pretty rare and that’s about the minimum size that will yield the wood I would want. I can use 16″ diameter trees for boxing in moulding planes and that’s still difficult to find but is at least possible. I just need the center cuts of the tree for this.Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community.
I just cut up a large fallen persimmon. Its in 2 logs now, the largest is about 14″ diameter and nice and straight. Ends are painted. Hate to turn into firewood! For sale. I can have it planked up, or the logs sold. Cuts like butter when its green like this. but I’ll not cut until I have people interested in pieces. theres about 71 bdfoot, by the Doyle method. I’m in central VA.I have a persimmon tree on my property, I won’t give it up but if anyone is interested in the approx 400 lbs of fruit it generates each year, come on over.
I know of one supplier locally that saws small amounts of persimmon but they don’t do mail order. Over the years, I’ve developed a relationship with this saw mill and they’ll let me break down a five or six hundred board foot stack to get three or four usable boards. It takes some time but it’s worth it to me.
Oddly, while ebony and even boxwood were available in larger pieces in the 19th century, I’ve never seen either wood used in a bench plane other than in a smoother, though of course they were heavily used by the big plow plane makers in the late 19th century.
I did cut up another damaged section about 2.5 ft long, roughing out into 2-3″ thick blocks. Not sure what or when i might carve or use this, but an ebony is a nice wood for some items.One of the local guys here that really wanted some wide/big beech went a route that might be practical for Clark and Williams – he purchased a few beech logs and had them custom-sawn to his specifications by a micro-mill. He got exactly what he wanted, but he’ll have to wait while it air-dries. I begain a search for Beech sized for plane making, here in Michigan, about 3 years ago. Just got some January 6th. About 13 bd. ft. in a size suitable for bench planes, and 13 bd. ft. in a size suitable for side escapement planes. It was obtained from what is refered to here as an “urban” saw mill. Of course it’s green and I’ll have to dry. This “mill” was a one man outfit run out of his home sawing logs from tree service companies and sawing at peoples properties. The tree that the wood I got was sawn in August. I hope I can dry it without too much loss. By the way the price was right $20.00 for the lot. One other way I’ve thought about doing this is to use mahogany. I have some very hard, very dense mahogany, and I’ve certainly seen it used in antique planes. It would certainly work a lot easier than maple, though I’m considering adding a boxwood (south american) sole to make it wear a little better.
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I have a few persimmon trees on my property, about 4-6 years old. and they grow SLOWLY. I can not imagine what this world will be like by the time they are 1ft across! But at least they give tasty fruit, ready when everything else has already quit for the year 🙂
Eef,If the plane is working fine, I wouldn’t do anything more. Roughing planes shouldn’t require much tuning. I don’t know a lot about European style scrub planes, they’re not used in the Anglo/American traditions. The jack or fore plane fills that role for me and I think works better because of the length of the plane.
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What is persimmon rich for?
Persimmons are a good source of vitamins A and C as well as manganese, which helps the blood to clot. They also have other antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of many serious health conditions including cancer and stroke.
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Common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) got its Latin name from the wonderful fruit it produces…the name is from the Greek god Zeus and means “fruit of the gods.”
Is persimmon wood good for anything?
Persimmon wood uses include golf clubs, drum sticks, musical instruments, tool handles, turnery, flooring, furniture, and veneers. CachedSimilar
Persimmon wood is very tough and very hard, and is especially noted for its ability to retain a smooth surface (smooth and a high polish appearance) even after long usage. The desirable wood of persimmon is the sapwood, which is white in color in the tree but turns to a grayish brown color when exposed to air.Machining is also difficult due to the density. Tools must be very sharp. High speed steel is probably a better choice than carbide, even though frequent sharpening is required. Nonetheless, once machined properly, the surface is excellent.Oftentimes, persimmon turnings are tumbled together (using a large drum at only 3 rpm) as a final polishing treatment. Even without wax added to the tumbler, the surfaces are very smooth and appear polished. Sanding or polishing with very fine sandpaper achieves the same results. Persimmon sapwood was the preferred wood for spinning bobbins, weaving shuttles, and thread spools. It was often used for pool and billiard cues. But the most important use was for golf club heads. Today, we might find this a good wood for strong handles, or for uses where distinctiveness is a key factor. Density. Persimmon has a density of approximately 50 pounds per cubic foot when dry, which is heavier than almost all other North American species, except for several of the true hickories and live oak. When green, the lumber weighs over 7 pounds per board foot; when kiln dried, the lumber weighs a little over 4 pounds per board foot at 7 percent MC.Overall, persimmon has very high shrinkage, 9 percent shrinkage from green to 6 percent MC. This is more shrinkage than in oak (7.8 percent) and other common hardwood species (6 to 7 percent)! Drying and Stability. Persimmon is difficult to dry as it is prone to surface checking. If 4/4 through 6/4 lumber is treated like it is 8/4 white oak, then it can be dried without much trouble. Lumber 8/4 and thicker will require slow shed drying for 6 months or longer before it can be put into the kiln. Color and Grain. Persimmon is mostly sapwood. The sapwood is white when first cut but ages quickly to a grayish brown. The grain is obvious but is not stark or dramatic.Gene Wengert, “The Wood Doctor” has been training people in efficient use of wood for 35 years. He is extension specialist emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Shrinkage and swelling in use are common when the MC changes. For this reason, most uses of persimmon are for products, such as dowels, that would not become defective if there is a small size change.
Gluing and Machining. As might be expected with such a dense species, the wood does not glue easily. In other words, the species requires everything to be perfect, MCs, flatness, pressure, and so on. Gluing surfaces should be machined and glued within 15 minutes.Strength. Persimmon is very strong, stiffer and stronger than all common hardwood species, except hickory. The strength (MOR) at 12 percent MC is nearly 18,000 psi. The stiffness (MOE) is 2 million psi hardness is 2300 pounds; this hardness is outstanding. For comparison, hard maple’s MOR is under 16,000 psi, MOE is 1.83 million psi, and hardness is 1450 pounds.
Caution: It is only after the first frost that the fruit (orange colored) is tasty; earlier-picked fruits will really pucker your lips! It is one of two species in the U.S. in the ebony family. The tree itself is not real common, so sources of this wood will require some effort; smaller mills often have some persimmon logs. Its properties, however, make the search worthwhile.
The heartwood, which is found in small amounts only in older trees, is dark brown to black, and is not what most users are looking for. However, the heartwood is an excellent substitute for ebony. (Although the wood looks like black locust, it does not fluoresce under black light.)I have one log sliced in 5/4. Wish I had found the drying suggestion before cutting so I could have gone 4/4 or 3/4 thickness. Previously drying a woodturning at 0.25 inch thickness, I had no problems. Used multiple layers of brown paper bags filled with shavings.
Comments: Persimmon trees are known much more commonly for their fruit, and not their wood. Persimmon is technically related to true ebonies (Diospyros genus), and is therefore sometimes referred to as “white ebony.”
I recently purchased some property with an old log cabin, barn, sheds. The barn and house are circa 1880. To my surprise most of the timbers are Persimmon. Big ones. They are still hard and sturdy but have definite shrinkage.Pricing/Availability: Not commonly available in lumber form, Persimmon may occasionally be seen in smaller blocks or turning blanks. Expect prices to be high for a domestic species.
First,get the bark off to keep the insect borers at bay; then put bees wax or wood glue on the end grain within a couple days, or checking will ruin it-fast.. then keep the sun off. This wood checks, warps fast. Workability? Ummm, yeah you better have sharp tools and then expect a workout! I made a little bandsaw box(about 4″x3″for my g-daughter. The lid was 2.5″ diameter; to sand it smooth I used 4 new sheets of 220 grit sandpaperon a flat surface-rubbing hard and fast. It took half an hour. To do coarse shaping on beltsander,it used a… Read more »
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Persimmon trees are very common here in Oklahoma – we’ve got 12-15 of them on a less than 1 acre neighborhood property. They tend to be small tho, largest is 35″ circumference at breast height.
Workability: Overall workability is so-so. Persimmon generally responds well to hand tools, but can be difficult to plane and blunts cutting edges faster than expected. Turns and finishes well.
Can you smoke with persimmon wood?
Persimmon wood chips are an exotic smoking wood, offer a medium piney smoke flavor and slightly sweetish taste. Suitable for smoking fish, chicken, beef, lamb, and vegetables. Even adds a special flavor to hard meat of wild birds (geese, ducks, partridges, etc.)
Color/Appearance: Very wide sapwood is a white to pale yellowish-brown. Color tends to darken with age. Very thin heartwood (usually less than 1″ wide) is dark brown to black, similar to ebony. (Persimmon is in the same genus—Diospyros—as true ebonies.) How should I go about proper log curing persimmon? I just lost one to storm damage and have 4 logs 10-20feet each. Tree was big when I bought my house in 1993. It’s at least 30 years of growth. More deep purple colored heartwood than online descriptions suggest. Endgrain: Semi-ring-porous; medium-large earlywood pores sometimes form broken rows, latewood pores medium-small; solitary and radial multiples of 2-3; growth rings usually distinct; narrow rays not visible without lens, close spacing; parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates, vasicentric, and banded (reticulate and marginal).Hi there Harold, Though i’m afraid i can’t help you with a specific source, if i were you i’d look into Japanese timber suppliers internationally as persimmon has been used a great deal in high level joinery and cabinet making for centuries. And as a result of relying on old trees, you can usually get timber with massive areas of black heartwood compared to what you could get domestically. It’ll be called ‘kurogaki or kurokaki’ ?? with the highest quality and most desirable boards being highly figured and overall similar to black and white ebony. You can expect prices to… Read more »
Is persimmon wood rot resistant?
Rot Resistance: Being that nearly all of Persimmon is sapwood, it is rated as perishable and is susceptible to insect attack. Workability: Overall workability is so-so. Persimmon generally responds well to hand tools, but can be difficult to plane and blunts cutting edges faster than expected.
Allergies/Toxicity: Persimmon has been reported to cause skin irritation. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.Persimmon wood is heavy, hard, and strong for a temperate species. It has excellent shock and wear resistance, but has a very high shrinkage rate, and may experience significant movement in service.
Are persimmon trees expensive?
According to Laivo, persimmon trees are a little more expensive than your average fruit tree because the propagation is expensive.
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*** True Temper has discontinued manufacturing steel shafts for woods as of November 2017. Therefore, our supplies of True Temper steel shafts such as the Dynamic Gold and Dynalite models are limited to our current stock.Wilson sporting goods originally introduced the Wilsonian models in the early teens’ and spanned over the next decade. Their popularity was unmistakable. Over those years many profiles and shapes ensued and several became sough after in today’s hickory play. Most notably the deep faced large headed driver. It took over ten years of selection of original examples before we settled on the current offerings presented here to best represent the Wilsonian line. These are exact replicas of the originals to every discerning detail. Intended for players of all abilities making this a versatile consideration in our hickory line up.
What wood should not be smoked?
Avoid wood from conifers such as pine, redwood, fir, spruce, cypress, or cedar. These trees contain high levels of sap and turpenes, which results in a funny taste and can make people sick. Cedar planks are popular for cooking salmon, but don’t burn the wood for smoke.
Wilson sporting goods originally introduced the Wilsonian models circa 1915 and spanned production of the line over the next decade. Over those years many profiles and shapes ensued and several became desirable for modern hickory competition. Difficult to procure and most notable, the deep faced large headed driver, was sought after by competitors seeking confidence in a large head sporting a convincing sweet spot. It took over ten years of selection of original examples before we settled on the current offerings presented here to best represent the Wilsonian line. Make no mistake, these are exact replicas of the originals to every discerning detail. Intended for players of all abilities making this a great consideration for any player in our hickory line up.For thousands of our best customers, the NIBLICK fairway wood is their go-to club. This is the same club that earned a 9.2 rating from PGA Tour Partners, the highest-rated club during their testing, beating out all metal challengers. It is a design for the ages, and one that, once you experience its pure performance, will inspire more confidence in your game and bring you more enjoyment.
This is species of tree is found in Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Gabon and Nigeria. With a natural habitat of tropical moist lowland forests, the wood itself has a Janka hardness rating of 3,680 lbf.
A hardwood tree, the schinopsis balansae is a tree which makes up large areas of forest in Argentina and Paraguay. Reaching a whopping 24 metres in height at times, the tree’s wood is extremely hard, at 4,570 lbf.Snakewood has a Janka rating of 3,800 lbf, and is an exotic hardwood which is particularly prized for the highly figured grain it exhibits. Originating from South America, it is used in a variety of projects requiring tough, dense wood.
Why are persimmons so expensive?
Because of their short season and limited availability in the U.S., fresh persimmons tend to be expensive.
With a Janka rating of 3,700, this wood is an exotic, attractive choice. Combining its pleasing aesthetic with properties including toughness and strength, exotic household furniture can seriously benefit from its presence.An ironwood tree that is native to Australia, this wood comes from a species of tree occurring across most of Eastern and Southern Australia. Known as the hardest wood in the world, this particular type has a Janka hardness of 5,060 lbf.
Originating in Central and South America, this wood has a grain that varies from straight to irregular or interlocked. With a Janka hardness rating of 3,684, this wood can be used for a number of projects, whether indoor or outdoor.
A trade wood, lignum vitae comes from trees of the genus Guaiacum which are indigenous to the Caribbean as well as the northern coast of South America. This wood has been used since the 16th century, combining strength, density and toughness at an impressive 4,500 lbf in the Janka hardness test.A species of flowering plant in the cashew family, the schinopsis brasiliensis originates in Brazil and creates an extremely tough wood of 4,800 lbf. Due to this immense hardness and strength, this wood is often used in construction.
This wood has a Janka hardness rating of 3,840 lbf, making it suitable for a variety of construction projects. It comes from a tree native to areas including Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
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A dense, heavy wood originating from Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, this wood has a Janka rating of 3,692. Particularly good for the construction of decking and planking, this wood is not only hard and durable, but shock-resistant, making it an attractive yet extremely practical and cost-effective choice in the long-run.Wood, as a material, can have its hardness quantified using the Janka rating; the industry standard rating. With this rating, the resistance of wood samples to denting and wear is measured. Varying on account of wood grain direction, different woods are tested based on the cut surface of a stump cut from the material. The measure of hardness and strength is pounds-force (lbf). With over 100 species of domestic and exotic hardwood lumber in stock, Hearne Hardwoods is one of the largest specialty lumberyards in the world. Our products include logs, live edge boards, lumber, guitar parts, veneer, flooring and much more. Malay Apple fruit tree – jambu bol/ jambu dersono, about 30cm tall in 165mm pot, grown from seed. $60 each tree (Fruit photo here for reference only) Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability).Royal Poinciana / Flame tree, about 1m tall (Flower photos here as a reference only) $110 each tree Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut Avocado Amla Banana Beal – Wood Apple Bilimbi Blueberry Brazilian Cherry Chempedak Cherry Barbados Cherry Red –
Brazilian Cherry / Surinam Cherry / Pitanga fruit tree, about 1.1m tall in 165mm pot. $70 each tree Tree hasn’t started fruiting yet. Fruits photo here for reference. Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject t Wampi fruit tree, about 1m tall in 165mm pot. $60 each tree (Fruit photo here for reference only) Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut Avocado Amla Vintage Cobra USA Persimmon 4 Wood. Head is in Very Nice condition with lovely honey hued persimmon. Original Reg Cobra shaft has some chrome off which doesnt effect playability. Excellent Cobra Tour Wrap grip. these old Classics are becoming rare these days, and this little Cobra is also a Joy to hit.Grafted Custard Apple fruit tree, about 1.1m tall. $120 each tree Varieties: Golden Emperor Paxton Prolific African Pride (Fruit photo here for reference only) Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to avaVery rare Ben hogan Slazenger swingweight plus irons and very rare equalizer wedge from 1950s. These were sourced for my mother by her cousin Doug Bachli MBE (1954 British Amateur Champion). True Temper Rocket shafts 1950s irons. Ladies Right handed clubs. See photos for condition of each club. 3 Iron L – Genuine Slazenger Ben Hogan Swingweight Plus iron 5 Iron L – Genuine Slazenger Ben Hogan Swingweight Plus iron Wedge L – Genuine Slazenger Ben Hogan Swingweight Plus (Equalizer) iron PuttAcer palmatum ‘Sango-Kaku’ (Coral Bark Maple) in 400mm bag, about 2.5m tall. A well-known Japanese maple cultivar with unusual coral pink young stems that create a striking effect, especially in winter. Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut AvocadoSelling some of my persimmon wood collection if anyone is interested. Macgregor m85 & m43 drivers and fairway woods, Joe Powell drivers. I have more than what is displayed in the photos. Shoot me a message if interested.Michelia Champaca, High fragrance yellow flower, about 1.3m tall tree, $50 each Plant didn’t flowing yet. (Flower photo here is for plant reference only.) Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availabili
Scented Jasmine Sambac flower plant in 14cm pot, about 40cm tall. $25 each plant Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut Avocado Amla Banana Beal – Wo
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Jackfruit tree about 1.5m tall, 2.5 years old tree in 165mm pot, fruits crunchy and sweet. $90 each tree Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut AvocaLarge matured Lychee fruit tree, Tai So variety, about 1.2m tall in 165mm pot. $140 each tree Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut Avocado Amla Ban
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Matured Longan fruit tree, about 1.1m tall tree in 250mm pit, $130 each tree Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut Avocado Amla Banana Beal – Wood AWax Jambu purple fruit tree, cutting grown, about 1m tall in 165mm pot. $90 each tree. Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot Almond Nut Avocado Amla Banana Bea
Rongoon Creeper plant in 20cm pot about 50cm tall ready to flower (Flower photos here as a reference only) $80 each plant Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant list (subject to availability). Fruit plants: Apple Apricot
Grafted Green Sweet Mango tree – Khiew Sawoey Variety, in 165mm pot. $110 each tree Also available varieties: Kensington Pride Nam Doc Mai R2E2 (Fruit photo here for reference only) Pick up from Lakemba Delivery option also available. ………………………………………… We have also lots of larger/ advanced trees in stock. ……………………………………….. We have a wide range of *tropical and subtropical fruit plants, flower plants and vegetable plants in our plant3 old hickory shafs,1persimmon wood and 2 irons one is a putter. collectors pieces/display etc ..I have not restored them so they are as is but for their age they are in good nick…leather wraps.