Persimmons have a sweet taste. Some say the fruit has a taste that is similar to dates, while others say it is similar to tomatoes. Persimmons have a similar shape and color to tomatoes.
Persimmons grow on trees. The trees grow to be between 30 and 40 feet tall. The trees require full sun to thrive. Persimmons can be eaten raw or can be included in smoothies and dessert sauces. There are more than 1,000 cultivars of persimmons. Many of the fruits are native to Japan and are referred to as kaki. Persimmons are a healthy source of fiber and are high in copper.