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PERSIMMON Matsumoto Wase Fuyu

Diospryos kaki

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Ripening 10 days before Fuyu. A prolific fruiter of medium size, round flattened fruit with sweet, crisp flavour. Non-astringent. 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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Early Non Astringent
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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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Average Customer Review: 5.0000 out of 5, 1 Rating to date

Fuyu Matsumoto

By DAVID from Whakatane, 14 days ago

We purchased this from our local nursery at an end of season sale in 2016. We had no luck with Fuyu years ago. We got a few fruit in 2017, I think the possums got them. This year 2018 we got about 20 fruit and they are excellent. We picked the first ones in May when we saw Fuyu in the supermarket. We are in a cold microclimate in the Whakatane area... so not early. The colour of the fruit is great.. better .. deeper orange.. than the Fuyu in the supermarket. Mild/sweet flavour, easy to eat skin and all, probably a good source of vit.A. Would be great in fruit salad to add orange colour. So, seems easy to grow, and fruits well. Like an orange apple.. kids should like them.