Izu Asian Persimmon
Izu Asian Persimmon is an excellent addition to the home orchard as the most dwarfing Asian Persimmon we’ve found, to about 10 feet or less with pruning, yet not lacking in vigor like many dwarf trees are. The Izu Persimmon ripens its fruit the earliest of any of the high quality Asian persimmons and is also non-astringent and of medium size. Also Izu is hardy to at least 0 degrees F. and will push the boundaries of how far north persimmons can be grown and ripened.
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 so Izu 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. Izu 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: 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: 12ft with regular pruning. (Without pruning Persimmon can reach upwards of 20ft)
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