Nikita’s Gift Hybrid Persimmon ™
Nikita’s Gift Hybrid Persimmon ™ is from the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine, this unique hybrid of Asian and American Persimmon bears bountiful crops of sweet and flavorful, reddish-orange fruit followed by strikingly beautiful, orange-yellow fall foliage. Nikita’s Gift™ Hybrid Persimmon grows 10-12 ft. in height, is self-fertile and hardy to minus 10 degrees F.. It is ready to eat when soft and tender like a tomato.
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 5. They begin bearing 2-3 years after planting and the fruit ripens in October.
Latin Name: Diospyros virginiana x kaki
Site and Soil: Persimmons like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Nikita’s Gift ™ Hybrid Persimmon is self-fertile
Hardiness: Nikita’s Gift ™ hardy to minus 10°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: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 6-9, 14-16, 18-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32