Fuyu Persimmon

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Fuyu Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a gardener’s dream, known for its non-astringent, sweet fruits. This tree offers a bountiful yield of bright orange persimmons, ideal for fresh eating. Its autumnal foliage paints a picturesque scene.

4-5′ Bareroot Grafted

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 7-10
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained, loamy
Water Requirements: Moderate
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 200-400

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-20′ tall, 15-20′ wide
Plant Spacing: 15-20′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: Diospyros virginiana

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, but better with cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: Yellowish-orange

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 2-4″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet, non-astringent
Fruit Color and Appearance Orange, flattened round
Harvest Time: October-November
Yield & Storage: Variable, store in cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-4

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Anthracnose: Moderately Resistant
Cercospora Leaf Spot: Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Resistant
Crown Gall: Moderately Resistant
Mealybugs: Susceptible
Scale Insects: Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Orange-red
Lifespan: 50-60 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Japan
Nitrogen Fixing: No