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Persimmon (Diospyros)

There are 3 main species grown for fruit, Diospyros kaki - Persimmon, Diospyros lotus - Date Plum and Diospyros virginiana - American Persimmon

In general the fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. When fully ripe the fruit has an exquisitely rich flavour something like apricot and mango, with 25% sugars. The fruit can range from 1.5cm diameter to about 7.5cm in diameter.

Prefers a good deep loamy soil in sun or light shade but succeeds in most soils. Dislikes very acid or wet and poorly drained soils. Requires a sheltered position. Dormant plants are quite hardy in Britain. A warm sunny location improves the chance of producing ripe fruit. Fruits are frequently produced outdoors at Kew. The young trees require some winter protection for their first winter or two.

Subcategories

  • Persimmon Seeds
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  • Persimmon Scions
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    Please Note -
    We take orders for scions from May onwards, but shipping is only normally during Winter time. 

    If in doubt please ask.








  • Persimmon Trees Bare
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    Please Note -
    We take orders for bare rooted trees from May onwards, but shipping is only normally during Winter time.

    All trees are normally supplied as single stem first year maidens of various heights, normally a maximum of 1m over roots.

    If in doubt please ask.








  • Persimmon Trees Potted
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    Potted fruit trees are relatively easy to care for, they need regular watering, fertilizing, and pruning.

    They will need repotting into a larger pot as and when required, or planting in the ground.

    Please Note - We take orders for potted trees during the whole of the year. If in doubt please ask.







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