'Diospyros kakI'

 

Astringent vs. Non-Astringent

Non-astringent varieties seem to do better in North/Central Fla & astringent varieties better in South Fla. Astringent fruits have to be eaten soft to be good and non-astringent can be eaten firm. Softening & astringency removal can be done by freezing or drying the fruits.


Fuyu (NON-ASTRINGENT)

The most popular of all the persimmons we grow.  A consistent producer of medium-sized(41/2 - 6 ounce fruit).  The fruit is crisp, sweet and mild and usually starts ripening around the first week of October and continues through mid-November.  The trees are vigorous growers that can reach a height of 15 feet.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: October-November
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 15' high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter months
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy

Hana Fuyu (NON-ASTRINGENT)

A large reddish-orange fruit that is squarish (4-lobed) and slightly flattened.  Very sweet and crispy.  Shorter variety of persimmon growing to only 10' tall.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: Mid-October
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 10' high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter months
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy

Giant Fuyu (NON-ASTRINGENT)

Very large reddish-orange fruit.  Tree is vigorous but only grows to about 12 feet.  It is a dependable bearer.  Ripens late September and October. 

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: September-October
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 12' high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter months
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy

Mastumoto Fuyu (NON-ASTRINGENT)

Very much like the Fuyu except it ripens about two weeks ahead of Fuyu, usually about mid-September.  Consistently heavy bearer. 

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: Ripens late October-December
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 25'+ high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter months
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy


Giombo (ASTRINGENT)

The fruit of Giombo is large -much like the shape of the Hachiya, yet the Fruit is a smooth texture and very sweet much like the Saijo persimmon.  Tree will grow more than 15 feet.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: October-November
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 15'+ high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter months
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy
 

Saijo (ASTRINGENT)

Saijo fruits are oblong orange and very sweet. Saijo persimmon trees are vigorous, upright growers that can grow to 20-25 feet.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: Mid-September through Mid-October
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 20'-25' high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter months
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy

Hachiya (ASTRINGENT)

Hachiya bears fruit that is rated as one of the best in the world for flavor and quality. The fruit have a jelly-like consistency, sweet & spicy flavor and are probably the most popular astringent persimmon on the market. The fruit is large, deep red that can weigh a pound or more.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: Mid October-Late November
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 15'+ high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter months
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy

Tanenashi Fuyu (ASTRINGENT)

Tanenashi trees are medium-sized (12-15') vigorous growers that consistently produce a good crop of medium to large cone-shaped orange –red fruit. The flesh is yellow when ripe and has a dry texture, which some people prefer. Probably has the best name-recognition of all astringents. 

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination by wind, bee and other insects
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: Ripens early October-November
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: All grafted persimmon trees will be fruit the same year. Non-astringent variety, fruits are edible even when unripe
Full Size: 12'-15' high
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered two-three times per week during droughts, water sparlingly during winter.
Soil & Site Requirements: Apply organic fertilizer 3 times per year by spreading evenly below the tree canopy