Cardinal™ Asian Persimmon
Cardinal™ Asian Persimmon is a spectacular, non-astringent, Korean variety and is the earliest ripening Asian Persimmon we have seen. Ready to eat 2-3 weeks before other varieties, it is large, sweet and great for fresh eating. Cardinal™ is an attractive, compact tree with beautiful, orange-red fall foliage.
Hardy to 0º F., Asian Persimmons are easy to grow in the Northwest and other regions of the U.S. with mild winters. Naturally compact trees Persimmons rarely exceed 12ft. in height.
Asian Persimmon is not bothered by pests or disease so you don’t need to worry about spraying this tree. Cardinal 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 (Jo Choo cv.)
Site and Soil: Cardinal™ Asian Persimmon likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil
Rootstock Description: Grafted onto American Persimmon rootstock
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 0°F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: Can be kept at 12ft with regular pruning. (Without pruning Persimmon can reach upwards of 20ft)
Fruit Taste: Sweet
Fruit Size: Large
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