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PERSIMMON Fuyu

Diospryos kaki

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The most popular and main commercially grown variety. Medium to large deep orange-red fruit that is non-astringent, sweet and excellent quality. Skin is tough and glossy. Vigorous tree, branches drop in old age. Ripens May-June.

NOTE:  Availability of persimmon trees is very limited this year (from Waimea and other suppliers). You may need to order with your local retailer to get trees next year. 

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Non Astringent Sweet
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All Persimmon varieties are self-fertile. 

SOIL

Best with good free draining soil.

PLANTING SITE

Best in a sunny site, protected from cold harsh winds. 

CLIMATE

Hardiness depends on variety but generally most are hardy to around -9˚C once established. 

WATERING

Water well during the early stages, during long dry periods and when the fruit is developing.

PESTS & DISEASES

Persimmons are affected by very few. 

PLANTING IDEAS

Form a splendid neat and compact tree ideal for specimen planting, shrub borders or for lining driveways. Persimmons also make superb container plants and can be fan-trained or espaliered. 

FRUIT

Persimmons are either astringent or non-astringent. Fruit ripens in late Summer to Autumn.

POLLINATION

All varieties are partially or fully self fertile.

TREE SIZE

5m x 4m.

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