Tamopan Asian Persimmon Tree is one of the largest persimmon trees which grows a very unique tomato shaped fruit that looks like it’s wearing a cap. The fruit matures to a beautiful orange and is ready to eat when soft like a tomato. Great for fresh eating or made into a jam.
Check out this great article on Tamopan Persimmons written by Felicia Friesema of the LA Weekly.
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: Tamopan Asian Persimmon like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Our Asian Persimmon varieties are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Asian Persimmons are hardy to at least 0°F.
Bearing Age: This is a very large specimen tree which should be producing now or the following season once planted.
Size at Maturity: Up to 20-30 ft. in height when mature
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