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Diospyros kaki

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Description

Beautiful, delicious and easy to grow, large-fruited Oriental persimmons (Diospyros kaki L) offer year-round interest in the landscape. They thrive in eastern North Carolina and the southern piedmont but do not tolerate temperatures below 10°F. Recommended varieties include Fuyu, Jiro, and Hanagosho. Planting more than one variety is recommended but not required for fruit set. The trees grow best on loamy, well-drained soils with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5 but thrive on a wide range of soils. Persimmons generally bloom mid-April so avoid damage from late frosts. They have no serious insect or disease problems and they do not require annual pruning like some other deciduous fruit trees.  With spectacular autumn foliage and fruit that extends the harvest late into the fall, they are an excellent addition to an edible landscape.  Fruit from these nonastringent varieties can be sliced like a tomato and eaten raw or they can be used in a variety of baked goods.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#orange#orange leaves#red leaves#pink leaves#winter interest#year-round interest#orange fruit#fall fruits#winter fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#orange#orange leaves#red leaves#pink leaves#winter interest#year-round interest#orange fruit#fall fruits#winter fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Diospyros
    Species:
    kaki
    Family:
    Ebenaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Fruit Description:
    Orange fruit is globular/ oval. When cut in the middle, it has 8 lighter colored lines inside.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No