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Chocolate Persimmon

Chocolate Persimmon

A distinctive ornamental and edible
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Chocolate Persimmon

A distinctive ornamental and edible

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  • Prized fruit with delicious flavor
  • Bold fall and winter color
  • Starts producing fruit at an early age
  • Zone 7-10
  • Height 20 - 25 feet
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As 2-4 FT. BAREROOT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK CA GU HI PR

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    Product Description

    Persimmon-lovers scour markets for this elusive variety—Chocolate Persimmons are hard to come by and rarely commercially grown, but they are so delicious. The tree performs beautifully. It establishes well enough to start fruiting at a younger age and delivers a wealth of brilliant orange fruit. The fruit's ornamental value is underrated. It doesn't just make a gorgeous pop of color in the autumn landscape, you can utilize it like apples and gourds in home decorating. If you like having fresh home-grown fruit at hand, this will help you have a nice long season of things to harvest—the persimmons hold well through fall and into winter, often ripening around October. You absolutely have to make sure it's ripe before eating, the taste is astringent and unpleasant right up until it's ready. When ripe, the flesh is soft with a dark, chocolatey color. At this point, it may look off-putting, but those who know their persimmons will start salivating. The flavor is outstanding—sweet with a dash of nutmeg. Diospyros kaki

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Diospyros kaki
    • Form: Fruit Tree
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 20 - 25 feet
    • Spread: 10 - 15 feet
    • Spacing: 10 - 15 feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 7-10
    • Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Plant at the same level it was in the nursery
    • Shipped: 2-4 FT. BAREROOT
    • Growth Rate: Moderate
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Foliage Type: Lime Green in spring, Deep green in summer, orange fall color
    • Pruning: Prune in late winter. Prune out broken or dead branches back to the trunk. Creat a strong framework of main branches while the plant is still young.
    • Soil Requirement: Fertile, well-drained loamy soil. Does not like wet feet.
    • Additional Information: Should be havrvested wen firm and has deep color. Will continue to ripen once picked. Non-astringent once ripe. Rich sweet flavor with a hint of fall spice not unlike nutmeg. Bright colored fruit adds color to fall landscape
    • Restricted States: AE AK CA GU HI PR


    When will my order ship?

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

    2020 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone Large/Jumbo Bareroots
    1A-4B 3/30/20 - 6/5/20
    5A 3/16/20 - 6/5/20
    5B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
    6A 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
    6B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
    7A & 7B 2/10/20 - 6/5/20
    8A-8B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
    9A - 10B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
    Last Order Date Zones 1A-7B: 6/1/20
    Zones 8A-10B: 5/11/20

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