Persimmon

 In
Persimmon

Diospyros kaki
Asian Persimmon, Japanese Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Sharon Fruit
20

30 feet
20

30 feet
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Deciduous with large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves and racquetball-sized orange fruit in autumn. Outstanding fiery fall color; nothing beats it. Japanese Persimmon is one of the best fruit trees for south-central Texas and it doesn’t require specific soils like peach trees do. To experience it’s legendary sweetness (the Latin name translates as “divine fruit”) wait until the fruit has softened almost to a custard-like texture inside its smooth skin; many varieties are unpleasant until this occurs. Freezing the fruit before eating can help accelerate this ripening.

Maintenance

Unless it’s grown for fruit production, persimmon needs only light training and occasional pruning; expect some cleanup after fruiting.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
20-30' H, 20-30' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Cream, Yellow
Bloom Time:
March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

  • List Item #1
  • List Item #2
  • List Item #3
Recent Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search