Persimmon, Asian (Diospyros kaki)

Full sun to half shade. Zone 6b, with proper siting, to Zone 9.


Can handle a wide range of soils, but good drainage is a must.


Small tree – size depends on variety


Forms an umbrella canopy without pruning. Fall colors are dramatic red and gold.


Astringent varieties have a soft fruit with a distinct, sweet taste; non-astringent varieties can be eaten while firm.


‘Nikita’s Gift’ – From the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine, this 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 is ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato. Cold hardy to zone 5.


$39 / 5 gal.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To receive our free monthly newsletter, enter your email address and name below:

Visit Us

111 Another Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Contact Us

(828) 669-6517

Current Hours

We are always open by appointment! Please call any time, any day of the week.

If you have special plant requests, get in touch! Send us an email or call us at 828-669-6517. (Cash or check only).