Imoto Fuyu Asian Persimmon
The Imoto Fuyu Asian Persimmon is a selection that came from the late Mike Imoto of Lindsay, California. Imoto Fuyu is very similar to Jiro persimmons except that the fruit is a little larger and ripens 7-10 days earlier, making it a good choice for cooler climates. It is generally thought that Imoto was discovered as a bud sport of the widely planted California 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: Sweet Fuyu Asian Persimmon like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil
Rootstock Description: Grafted onto American Persimmon rootstock
Pollination Requirements: Our Asian Persimmon varieties are self-fertile
Hardiness: Asian Persimmons are hardy to at least 0°F
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: With proper care and placement Persimmon trees are not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 6-9, 14-16, 18-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32