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Bare Root Persimmons
Our persimmons are oriental varieties, the type usually sold in markets. Persimmons need little chill and they are cold hardy to USDA Zones 7 to 10. The trees are a great addition to the landscape. They have lovely fall color and, after the leaves drop, the bright orange fruits remain on the tree. The prime difference in varieties involves whether or not the fruit is astringent. If it is, it must ripen to the soft stage to be edible.
For ideas on using and preserving persimmons, Elizabeth Schneider’s book Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables is very informative. Persimmons are used in puddings, cakes, cookies and salads. They taste like candy when dried and, for an unusual breakfast, add some sliced Fuyu persimmons and a handful of pomegranate seeds to your bowl of cereal!
Fuyu (Jiro) Persimmon ON SALE!
Medium sized, non-astringent persimmon with flat shape, still hard when ripe. Cool or hot climates. Hardy, attractive tree, practically pest free. Fall harvest, mid Oct. through Nov. 200 hrs. Self-fruitful. On Lotus rootstock.
Giant Fuyu Persimmon ON SALE!
Larger, sweeter, juicier and not as flat as Fuyu. Firm when ripe, sweet, flavorful, non-astringent persimmon. Easy to grow in cool or hot climates. Cold hardy to zone 8. Fall harvest, mid Oct. to mid Nov. 200 hrs. Self-fruitful. On Lotus rootstock.