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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!
Small to medium size persimmon, oblong with bright red skin. Sweet, spicy, firm brown flesh with superb flavor - the choice of connoisseurs. Astringent until ripe. Fall harvest, late Oct. through Nov. 200 hrs. Self-fruitful. On Lotus rootstock.
Coffeecake (Nishimura Wase) Persimmon
New variety from Japan. Earliest known variety to ripen in Calif. Ripens a month before Fuyu; mid Sept. to mid Oct. Medium to large persimmon, almost round, non-astringent fruit is eaten while still firm. Has unique, spicy-sweet complex flavor that contrasts with the delicate, sweet flavor of Fuyu. Each fruit has four or more seeds, developing a sweet, juicy, chocolate brown flesh. 100 hrs. Pollinated by Chocolate or Saijo. On Lotus rootstock.
Fuyu (Jiro) Persimmon
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
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.
Large, deep orange red, acorn shaped persimmon. Hot summer required to ripen fruit. Sweet, flavorful, astringent until soft-ripe. Productive, ornamental. Late harvest, mid Nov. to early Dec. 200 hrs. Self-fruitful. On Lotus rootstock.
Hana Fuyu (Yotsudani) Persimmon
Large to very large fruit. Non-astringent. Dark orange skin, orange flesh. Ripens in late October to early November. Reliable producer. Resistant to frost. Flavor is greatly enhanced by cold storage. 200 hours. Self-fruitful. On Kaki rootstock.
Matsumoto Wase Persimmon
Tasty orange non-astringent fruit. Bud mutation of Fuyu. Ripens about two weeks earlier than Fuyu in late September to early October. Self-fruitful. 200 hours. On Kaki rootstock.
Old Japanese variety known as 'The Very Best One.' Medium, elongated, yellow fruit. Gourmets claim it to be the sweetest of the persimmons. Cold hardy to Zone 6. Astringent. Can be dried while firm; this process removes the astringency. 200 hrs. Self-fruitful. On Kaki rootstock.