Have you heard of sweet fuyu Asian persimmon fruit tree before?
Sweet Fuyu Asian Persimmon is an early-ripening variety 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.
Sweet Fuyu Asian Persimmon Fruit Tree
Sweet Fuyu Asian Persimmon is an early-ripening variety 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 but can be eaten when soft and sweeter. The Early Fuyu variety is almost identical except that it ripens even earlier.Probably the most widely planted fruit tree in the world, Persimmons are found throughout Asia in almost every yard and orchard. Large, bright orange, Asian Persimmon features yellow, orange and scarlet fall color and their striking fruits remain on the tree long after leaf fall.
Hardy to 0 degrees F., Asian Persimmons are easy to grow in the Northwest and other regions of the U.S. with mild winters. Naturally compact trees, Asian Persimmons rarely exceed 12ft. in height.
Asian Persimmon is not bothered by pests or disease and likes half day to full sun and well-drained soil. Our varieties are self-fertile and hardy to USDA Zone 7. They begin bearing 2-3 years after planting and the fruit ripens in October.
Latin Name: Diospyros kaki
Site and Soil: Sweet Fuyu Asian Persimmon like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil
Rootstock Description: Grafted onto American Persimmon rootstock
Pollination Requirements: Our Asian Persimmon varieties are self-fertile
Hardiness: Asian Persimmons are hardy to at least 0°F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: With proper care and placement Persimmon trees are not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 6-9, 14-16, 18-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32
Persimmons also can be divided into two groups related to taste. Some persimmons are astringent and some are not. This is an important distinction. Astringent taste is a flavor of dryness, a mouth sensation of dry or chalky; astringent fruit will cause the mouth to pucker. Astringent taste is generally produced by tannins in the rind of the fruit; it causes the mucous membranes in the mouth to contract or pucker—thus a mouthfeel of dryness. Some persimmons have an astringent taste when ripe, some do not. Allowed to ripen and soften either on or off the tree, the flavor of most persimmons will sweeten. Consider taste and flavor when you choose a persimmon.
Asian or Oriental persimmons (Diospyros kaki), also called Japanese or kaki persimmons, have a honey-sweet taste and smooth soft texture; they are mostly, not wholly, non-astringent (but some are). Asian persimmons can be eaten out of hand like an apple. Asian persimmons are 3 to 4 inches in diameter; they are larger than American persimmons. Asian persimmons grow 25 to 30-feet tall with a 25-foot spread. They are adapted to Zones 7 to 10. The leaves of Asian persimmons turn bright orange or yellow in fall. The fruit hangs on the tree in late fall after leaves have dropped. Note: some Asian persimmons are astringent, though not as astringent as American persimmons. In Zones 9 and 10 choose non-astringent Asian persimmons; in Zones 7 and 8, astringent Asian persimmons may be better suited for colder winter temperatures and milder summer temperatures.
Planting persimmons BEST SITE FOR GROWING PERSIMMONS
Plant persimmons in full sun.
Plant persimmons in compost-rich, loamy soil that is well-drained.
Persimmons have a long taproot so deep, loamy soil is best. Asian persimmons prefer sandy-loam soil. American persimmons will tolerate a wide range of soils.
Choose a site that will allow the tree to grow to maturity; consider the height and spread of the persimmon you want to grow. Make sure there is enough room for the tree to reach maturity.
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