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Diospyros kaki 'Jiro'

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Description

Jiro Persimmon is one of the most cold-hardy cultivars. The fruit is sweet, mild, and non-astringent. It sets fruit without pollination but planting two cultivars is recommended to ensure a better fruit-set. Persimmons are tolerant of a wide range of soil types except non-draining clay soils. Plant in full sun for best fruit production. In the fall it has showy leaf color and fruits stay on the tree into winter providing additional interest.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#sun#deciduous#fall color#fragrant flowers#specimen#wildlife plant#showy#winter interest#fall interest#fruit tree#sweet fruit#disease resistant#food source#yellow fruits#orange fruit#edible fruits#edible tree#yellow fall color#winter food source#red fall color#orange fall color
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Diospyros
    Species:
    kaki
    Family:
    Ebenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the fruit.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Produces medium to large-sized, yellow to orange fruit. Round in shape, non-astringent and seedless with very good quality. It is very productive.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Female flowers are slightly fragrant, borne singly with four whitish petals that are about half an inch long. Male flowers are pink-toned appearing in clusters of three. Sets fruit without the need for pollination.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are glossy green and 4-5 inches long which turn yellow, orange or red in fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Edible Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds