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Diospyros kaki 'Jiro'

Common Name(s):
Jiro persimmon
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

Jiro persimmon is one of the most cold-hardy cultivars. The fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, manganese and fiber, especially soluble fiber. It is self-pollinating but planting two cultivars is recommended to ensure a better fruit-set.

Height:
12-15 ft.
Flower:
The female flowers have a creamy yellow color and tend to grow singly, while male flowers have a pink tint and tend to appear in threes. The flowers have four crown-shaped sepals and four petals. It blooms from May to June.
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full-sun. Loamy and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
Form:
Rounded spreading crown
Edibility:
It produces medium to large sized, yellow to orange fruit. Round in shape. It is non-astringent and seedless with a very good quality. It is very productive and is probably one of the most popular Japanese persimmon cultivars.
Width:
12-15 ft.
Leaf:
The green, glossy leaves also have a great fall color.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2988

Diospyros kaki 'Jiro' Close up of fruit and cross-section
Photo by Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Diospyros kaki 'Jiro' Immature fruit and leaves
Photo by Kei Noguchi, CC-BY-SA-2.0