Early Fuyu Asian Persimmon
Early Fuyu Asian Persimmon is an early-ripening variety that has proven itself a reliable producer in our Pacific Northwest climate. Every year we harvest good crops of beautiful, orange fruit from our compact, attractive trees. Early Fuyu Asian Persimmon fruit is sweet and flavorful and can be eaten when firm or allowed to soften and become even sweeter. It is almost identical to the Sweet Fuyu except for ripening time. Also known by its Japanese name, Matsumoto Wase Fuyu.
Probably the most widely planted fruit tree in the world, Persimmons are found throughout Asia in almost every yard and orchard. Large, bright orange, Asian Persimmon features yellow, orange and scarlet fall color and their striking fruits remain on the tree long after leaf fall. 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 and 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: Persimmons like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil
Rootstock Description: Grafted onto American Persimmon rootstock
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to 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 Color: Orange
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: 7-10