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.
American Persimmon
American Persimmon is one of our best native American fruits. Our hard to find varieties bear bountiful crops of sweet, delicious Persimmons, great for fresh eating and baking. American Persimmon can grow to 30 ft. in height, but can easily be kept small with pruning. It is hardy to minus 25°F.
Early Golden
Diospyros virginiana
This superior American Persimmon variety features large, very sweet, deep orange fruit with a delicious, date-like flavor. While partially self-fertile, planting Early Golden with a Male Persimmon will ensure heavy crops. 1400
Garretson
Diospyros virginiana
Selected for its large, sweet and delicious, deep-orange fruit, Garretson is also prized for its striking, orange-yellow fall foliage. While partially self-fertile, planting Garretson with a Male Persimmon will ensure heavy crops. 1412
Male Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana
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
Meader
Diospyros virginiana
This unique, self-fertile variety bears abundant crops of delicious, sweet, deep orange fruit. A fine ornamental as well, Meader's large, dark green foliage turns a beautiful red and yellow in the fall. 1436
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
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