Jiro Asian Persimmon Tree
A variation of the Fuyu persimmon, the Jiro Asian Persimmon Tree is prized for it 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 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: Jiro Asian Persimmon is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Jiro is hardy to 0° F. or below.
Bearing Age: Because this is an older tree it should be producing now or the following year 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: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 6-9, 14-16, 18-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32