Diospyros spp.
These very ornamental fruit trees are very popular throughout the world. Persimmons are prized for their dark green, tropical-looking foliage, their yellow, orange, and scarlet fall color, and their striking, large, delicious, bright orange fruits, which, in the case of Asian Persimmon, adorn the tree until well after the leaves have fallen. American Persimmon is hardy to minus 25°F. Asian Persimmon is is hardy to 0°F.
(Jo Choo cv.) The earliest ripening Asian Persimmon we know of, Cardinal™ is a great variety for the Pacific Northwest and other regions of the US. Cardinal™ is self-fertile and bears abundant crops of large, sweet fruit, which can be eaten when crisp and firm, like an apple. 1303
Early Fuyu
(Matsumoto Wase Fuyu cv.) This attractive, early ripeing variety produces good crops in our Northwest climate and in other regions of the U.S. Bright orange, Early Fuyu fruit is sweet and flavorful and can be eaten when firm like an apple or allowed to soften and become even sweeter. 1364
Early Golden
This popular, classic variety is one of the best. Early Golden is early ripening and prized for its abundant crops of deep orange, very sweet and richly flavorful fruit. 1400
Early Jiro
(Maekawa Jiro cv.) This early ripening variety is a good choice for cooler regions like the Pacific Northwest. Early Jiro features large, bright orange, sweet and delicious fruit. A non-astringent variety, it can be eaten while firm like an apple. 1356
Male Persimmon
Valuable as a pollinator for our American Persimmon varieties, our Male variety also features attractive, reddish-orange fall foliage. Male Persimmons do not bear fruit. 1430
This outstanding, self-fertile variety produces good crops of sweet and delicious, light orange fruit. Meader also makes a fine ornamental with its tropical-looking foliage and reddish-yellow fall color. 1436
Nikita’s Gift™
(Nikitskaya Bordovaya cv.) The Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta has licensed us to grow and offer this attractive, small tree. A unique cross of American and Asian Persimmon, Nikita's Gift™ bears abundant crops of 2-1/2 inch diameter, attractive, reddish-orange, sweet fruit that is ready to eat when soft and tender like a tomato. Nikita's Gift™ features beautiful orange-red fall color and is hardy to at least minus 10°F. 1438
(Black Flesh cv.) This unique Korean variety features large, very sweet and flavorful fruit. Early ripening, it bears abundant crops of dark red fruit, which is ready to eat after it becomes soft and tender. 1372
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