Persimmon Tree

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Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 4-9
November Through April
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Persimmon Tree Description

Persimmon Tree

Persimmon Tree is an excellent plant to grow, both for its aesthetic value and delicious fruit. Early American settlers and Natives valued this tree for its hardy nature. It can survive low winter temperatures. The American variety is as low as negative twenty-five degrees Fahrenheit, and the fruit continues to hang on to the tree well into the winter months. The tree itself is beautiful. It has oblong, dark green leaves that orange nicely in autumn. The bark is dark and forms square blocks that resemble the skin of a crocodile.

The fruit is bright orange with smooth skin. It has soft flesh and, when ripe, is sweet and similar to an apricot in taste. Wood from the tree is both decorative and resilient.

It is a tree that is somewhat particular when it comes to planting. It is native to much of the United States, from Florida West to Texas and as far north as Connecticut. They can be grown, however, anywhere between growing zones four and nine.

It is like well-drained soil that is slightly acidic, somewhere between six points five and seven points five. It is essential to dig deep when planting them to compensate for their deep taproots. Fruit trees like to be placed in full sunlight.

Persimmon Tree Diospyros Virginiana offers delicious fruit right from your garden

Persimmon Tree is essential to be aware that there are two varieties of this tree, American and Asian. The Asian tree is slightly less resilient, only withstanding winter temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit. The Asian fruit trees do, however, has its advantage.

While an American variety must have both a male and female tree present to produce fruit, the Asian variety can bear fruit independently. Once planted, both varieties are pretty low maintenance after they have been established. They need plenty of water and may need manually watered in dry weather but need nearly no pruning when healthy. 

Growing this tree is a great way to enjoy this delicious fruit right from the garden. The fruit remains on the tree into the winter, and historically Native Americans used them for food during the cooler months.

These trees are beautiful and value both the fruit they produce and the wood. The fruit becomes richly sweet upon ripening and has a similar taste to apricots. Persimmon tree wood is solid and complex, and the bark looks like alligator skin. The trees are not overly picky about soil types, and they don't require a lot of care aside from watering.


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Reviews (4)

  • 4
    Persimmon tree

    Posted by Bruce on Apr 22, 2022

    Came just the way they said and in good shape

  • 4
    Persimmon Tree

    Posted by Mary Steele on Jan 23, 2022

    A fruit bearing and amazing glow it gives out makes me a proud gardener. I had this from TN nursery.

  • 5
    Amazing Persimmon

    Posted by JaxieGal on Feb 21, 2022

    Lovely bareroot tree is now leafing out. So excited to see how this produces in my Zone 9 Florida yard.

  • 5
    Persimmon trees

    Posted by Narasareddy on Dec 25, 2021

    Excellent customer service and prompt delivery and reliable


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships November through April

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