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Diospyros virginiana 'Prok'

Common Name(s):
Prok common persimmon
Categories:
Edible Plants, Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

This heavy bearing cultivar is one of the native persimmon trees. It is adaptable to urban environment. Cold hardy. Usually needs both male and female tree to ensure fruit production.

Height:
30-50 ft.
Flower:
The tree is dioecious which male and female flower blooms on different trees. The flower is cream in color and not showy.
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Moist and well-drained soil. It is also adaptable to many varieties of soil.
Form:
Irregular
Edibility:
Prok common persimmon produces large-sized, astringent type fruit. Ripens in mid September to late fall.
Width:
15-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
It features alternate, simple oval-shaped dark green leaves in summer and great red foliage in fall, with serrate leaf margin.
Tags:
cpp, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 3010

Diospyros virginiana 'Prok' Close up of fruit and cross section of fruit
Photo by bruce_crossing, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Diospyros virginiana 'Prok' Fruit and leaves
Photo by Edible Landscaping, CC BY - 2.0