Definition of date plum in English:
Another term for persimmon.
- A seedless variety has been reported from China, but most date plums contain numerous brown, flattened seeds.
- Like the persimon, the date plum looses its astringency when fully ripe.
- The date plum was first introduced to Europe in 1596, and was a popular plant in southern Europe by the end of the 18th century.