The American persimmon was relished by Native Americans. It is similar in many ways to the Asian Persimmon, but the American Persimmon is more cold-hardy, with some cultivars hardy to Zone 4. It is also softer than the many Asian cultivars but has a richer flavor. A perfectly ripe Persimmmon can have a taste like caramel with hints of tangerine and heavy cream with a texture like a dense, rich custard. American persimmon is also higher in nutrients like vitamin C and calcium than its Asian counterparts. Get all the details below!