Persimmon
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.
Nikita’s Gift™
Diospyros virginiana x kaki
This unique hybrid of Asian and American Persimmon bears bountiful crops of sweet and flavorful, reddish-orange fruit followed by strikingly beautiful, orange-yellow fall foliage. Nikita’s Gift™ is ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato. 1438
Prairie Dawn™
Diospyros virginiana
A new and delicious addition to our Prairie Persimmons™ collection, Prairie Dawn ™ produces, large, beautiful, orange-yellow fruit. Very sweet and flavorful, Prairie Dawn™ ripens earlier than any other American Persimmon we grow. Hardy to minus 25°F., Prairie Dawn™ is apparently self-fertile and bears abundant crops of large seedless fruit. 1450
Prairie Star™
Diospyros virginiana
From the breeding work of Jim Claypool in Illinois, this unique variety is prized for its large, very sweet, firm and flavorful fruit. One of the earliest ripening American Persimmon varieties, Prairie Star™ is also self-fertile and bears abundant crops in our orchard. 1455
Prairie Sun™
Diospyros virginiana
From the breeding work of Jim Claypool in Illinois, this unique variety is very early ripening and is prized for its large, delectably sweet, firm, and delicious fruit. Prairie Sun™ is self-fertile and bears abundant crops of seedless, orange-yellow fruit in our orchard. 1457
Saijo
Diospyros kaki
This very popular Japanese variety bears abundant crops of conical-shaped, orange-red, very sweet and juicy fruit. An attractive, compact tree, Saijo features striking, orange red fall foliage. Early ripening Saijo fruit is great for fresh eating and it is also is one of the best for drying. It is ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato. 1390
Sweet Fuyu
Diospyros kaki
This early-ripening variety is prized for its beautiful fall color and its abundant crops of striking, bright orange, sweet and flavorful fruit. Sweet Fuyu is delicious eaten fresh and is also good for drying. It is ready to eat while it is firm like an apple. 1368
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