||Persimmon (Diospyrus virginiana)
||Also known as white ebony, date plum, possum wood, simmon, boa wood, butter wood, and bara-bara.
||Grows in central and southern United States.
||Straight grained with a fine even texture and little figure. Creamy white sapwood mottled with gray spots with small core of dark brown to black heartwood. Primarily available as sapwood.
||Very heavy and dense, hard, tough and strong. Very resistant to impact and wear. Large movement in service.
||Somewhat difficult to work due to hardness but turns and sands well. Requires pre-drilling for screwing or nailing. Glues satisfactorily. Finishes to a high polish and retains smoothness under heavy use (similar to dogwood).
||Used for golf-club heads, textile shuttles and bobbins, shoe lasts, handles, turnery, and ornamental veneers.