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.

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