The Japanese or Oriental Persimmon is a native Asian plant that has been in cultivation for many centuries. It is a lovely ornamental tree with drooping glossy green leaves and branches that give it a flowing, rather tropical look. The leaves offer a nice display in Fall, turning to dramatic shades of yellow, orange and red. The beautiful orange or reddish fruit in Fall hangs long on the tree to give additional ornamental value.
This Fall ripening period makes persimmons very popular with hunters to attract wildlife. The fruits are classified into two categories: astringent and non-astringent. The non-astringent is as crisp as an apple when ripe. However, astringent varieties must ripen to be very soft before it can be eaten. But once ripened, the astringent varieties are as sweet or sweeter than non-astringent varieties.
We offer Fuyu, Hana-Fuyu, Jiro and Tanenashi.
Generally ships from January through April.
(We ship to colder states beginning in late March and April unless requested earlier.)

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