Persimmon 200 years old

Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) — A persimmon 200 years old stands in Sokjon-ri, Munchon, Kangwon Province, in the middle of Korea.

The tree, which was planted in a home garden in 1780, was designated as a precious natural product in July 1985.
Also known as Sokjon persimmon, it is 15 metres high, 2.3 metres in girth and 11.7 metres in diameter.
It has two branches at a height of one metre and four branches at 1.4 metres.
The annual temperature where it grows is 11-12 C and the average annual rainfall is 1,370 millimetres.
Early in June the tree bears blossoms yellow in colour.
It is homogamous.
Fruits are large and sweet. This tree serves as a source of academic knowledge in studying its span of life.

Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pricey/515838361/

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