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American Persimmon

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A Favorite for Preserves

Doesn't deserve its puckery reputation! Fruit starts out with a tangy apricot-like flavor, but develops a rich sweetness after first frost. 35 to 60 ft. tree is lovely enough to be used as an ornamental, with golden fall foliage and attractive deep orange fruit that will hang 'til mid-winter, lending color to the winter landscape. Plant two for pollination.
Not available in AZ CA.

Zones: 5 - 9 (-10° F.).
Height: 35 - 60 feet.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

American Persimmon
08514 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 2 plants.
$19.99

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American Persimmon Product Details

Botanical Name: Diospyros virginiana 'American'

Height: 35 - 60 feet.

Spacing: 20 - 30 feet.

Depth: Same as in the nursery.

Spread: 20 - 35 feet.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Pollinator: Plant two or more for proper pollination.

Yield: 2 - 4 bushels at maturity.

Foliage: Deep green, large, dense, 6 inch leaves.

Blooms: Spring.

Fruit: Round, fleshy, 1 - 2 inch, yellowish-orange fruit.

Flower Form: Small, bell-shaped, inconspicuous flowers.

Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil.

Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.

Comments: Fruit is tangy and apricot-like. Frost helps flavor. If you pull the fruit from the tree, it is not ripe and will be quite sour to the taste. Foliage turns yellow in the Fall. Tree lives 30 - 80 years. Fruit is somewhat seedy. Prune suckers. Adapted to a wide range of soils and climates. Fruit hangs on tree until mid-Winter. Drought resistant. Hardy to -25 degrees F. Hard, durable wood.

Unable to ship to: AE AK CA GU HI PR


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2012-03-04
response to previous review
Reviewed By: chris (jasonville, indiana)
persimmons actually do very well in indiana. they tend to grow quiet quickly and bare fruit at a very young age. most of ours started fruiting at 6ft. now keeping local wildlife from eating the trees proved to be a challenge. but other than that keeping the fruit picked up off the ground before it could sprout a new tree was a priority due to 4 trees turned into a hill side of tree in no time.


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2010-06-24
Persimmons
Reviewed By: Cathy (Hartford, Indiana)
Usually, I am very pleased with my Gurney purchases. However, I am disappointed with the persimmons. Only one of the two has put forth any growth, pretty sure the other one is dead. Also, according to information I read after I purchased the trees, persimmons do not grow in my zone (5). I was not aware of this and would not have bought these trees had I known this.


American Persimmon
08514 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 2 plants.
$19.99

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