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Diospyros virginiana, Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana

Persimmon
Family: Ebenaceae
Origin: Eastern United States
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A small to medium sized tree to 60 feet with a round-topped crown of crooked branches. A plum-like berry that is green before ripening, turning orange to black when ripe, 3/4 to 2 inches in diameter, leafy bracts on top of fruit. The fruit is very astringent and mouth numbing when green, sweet and edible when ripe after a hard freeze; matures in mid to late fall. Prefers moist, well drained soil but tolerates dry soil.


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Diospyros virginiana, Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana, Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana, Persimmon


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/diospyros_virginiana.htm

Persimmon tree Native American, Low chill, Diospyros virginiana

Native American Persimmon. Smaller, 2-3" fruit, astringent, doesn't need cold to bloom, eaten soft.
A plum-like berry that is green before ripening, turning orange to black when ripe, 3/4 to 2 inches in diameter. Cold hardy.
Astringent cultivars have water-soluble tannins in the flesh of the fruit at maturity (harvest) and do not normally lose their astringency until soft and ripe.

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This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$37.95