Early Jiro Asian Persimmon Fruit Tree
An early ripening bud sport of the popular Jiro variety, Early Jiro Asian Persimmon is prized for it delicious flavor and attractive form. Early Jiro bears abundant crops of bright orange fruit that can be eaten while firm, like an apple, or allowed to soften to a tomato-like texture when it is even sweeter. Early Jiro is also known by the name Ichi Ki Kei Jiro. It is one of the most cold hardy of any Asian persimmons and is a naturally dwarf tree growing to only 10 feet in height.
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.
Pollination Requirements: Early Jiro Asian Persimmon is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Early Jiro is hardy to 0° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Persimmon trees are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 6-9
Sunset Western Zone: 6-9, 14-16, 18-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32