Category Archives: Persimmon Trees

PERSIMMON (Diospyros virginiana)

The orange fruit of the American Persimmon is very astringent until fully ripe in the fall. The 1-2" fruit then becomes among the sweetest tasting and most nutritious in the world. Mature trees are columnar in shape, reaching 40-50 feet in height and begin bearing in 3-4 years. Trees should be spaced 20-40 feet apart. Transplants require abundant moisture, and sometimes break dormancy a month or more after they are set, especially in cool weather. CRAGGS    Hamsburg, Il.   Large (1-11/2") late Oct. ripening fruit is yellow orange with red blush. SOLD OUTBLUE    Southern IN. 1978. Discovered