Coffee Cake Asian Persimmon
Also known as Nishimura wase, Coffee Cake Asian Persimmon is perhaps the earliest ripening of any Asian persimmon ripening an entire month before most Fuyu types! Coffee Cake get its name from the incredibly rich flavor and speckled brown flesh. Fruits are large, round and very delicious. A great choice for areas that are too cool to reliably ripen other persimmons varieties. We’re looking at you, Puget Sounders! But also an excellent choice anywhere persimmons can be grown for the flavor alone and ability to lengthen the ripening season. Coffee Cake is a non-astringent pollination variant meaning it develops its sweetest non-astringent flavor when pollinized with another variety. Chocolate is thought to be the best pollinizer for Coffee Cake but Giant Fuyu, Izu and Early Jiro have been recommended as well, though it’s assumed many varieties could suffice for pollination.
Hardy to 0 degrees F., Asian Persimmons are easy to grow in the Northwest and other regions of the U.S. with mild winters. Naturally compact trees Asian 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. Coffee Cake 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
Site and Soil: Asian Persimmon like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Diospyros virginiana
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 0°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12ft with regular pruning. (Without pruning Persimmon can reach upwards of 20ft)
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Flesh: Speckled brown
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: With proper care and placement Persimmons are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7-10