Diospyros lotus
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Diospyros lotus

date plum
lotus plum
Trebizond date

  family ebenaceae 
  genus diospyros 

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Genus  Diospyros Species  lotus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  date plum   lotus plum   Trebizond date Family  EBENACEAE Specimen number  S8592 Data source  DyePl p6;GrUnFr p275;UnFruit pp114
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  45' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The bark of Diospyros lotus has been used in traditional fabric dyeing. It is used in dyeing leather.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 1 inch round, yellow colored changing to blue-black as they ripen. It is too astringent for eating fresh, but is dark and sweet when dried. Diospyros lotus is most commonly used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Bark Dye color 
Propagule  Buds Pollination method    Planting style  Bush Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 1 inch round, yellow colored changing to blue-black as they ripen Flavor / texture  too astringent for eating fresh, but is dark and sweet when dried
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Diospyros lotus can be achieved with buds. Date plum (in some places called lotus plum and Trebizond date) is thought to originate from China and Japan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Diospyros lotus is a woody perennial. Date plum (locally known in some parts as lotus plum and Trebizond date) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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