Persimmon

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Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana
Location: eastern USA
Dried Weight: 52lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,300lbf
Crushing Strength: 9,170lbf /in2

 

Persimmon has a very wide sapwood that is a white to pale yellowish brown color that will darken with age. The heartwood is a dark brown to black color. The grain is straight and it has a uniform medium to coarse texture. The end grain is semi-,ring-porous. Persimmon is rated as perishable in regards to decay. The wood turns and finishes well.

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