Jiro Asian Persimmon Tree
A variation of the Fuyu persimmon, the Jiro Asian Persimmon Tree is prized for its delicious flavor and attractive form. 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.
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° 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 or below
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12ft with regular pruning. (Without pruning Persimmon can reach upwards of 20ft)
Fruit Skin: Bright 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