Persimmon

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Persimmon

A very attractive deciduous tree with spectacular dark-orange autumn foliage. The latin name Diospyros translates as " Food of the gods" which is very appropriate when describing the melting flesh of the persimmon fruit. The two fruiting types are made up of astringent and non astringent. The difference being astringent fruit must be left until they soften, astringency is the dry, mouth puckering sensation caused by the tannins in the unripe fruit. Non astringent persimmons do not have this effect, they can be eaten crunchy straight from the tree. Eaten fresh they are delicious, they can also be frozen, dried, made into beer ,wine or cider. They are very versatile in the kitchen and are used in pies, salads, ice cream, juices, and dressings. Dried fruit lose all their astringency, other methods are to freeze fruits for 24 hours or place them in a bag with a ripening banana as it releases ethylene which hastens the ripening process.

Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA)

$69.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Large flat fruit of excellent quality. Being a dwarf variety it is well suited to backyards but is also a good commercial variety. Mostly seedless fruit, Non astringent.

Persimmon - Dai Dai Maru (A)

$49.00 ($49.00-$49.00 choose a size)

The rounded fruit is of medium sized, orange-red, glossy, with a slight bloom; has dark flesh, is not edible until fully ripe and soft; seedless unless cross-pollinated; bears good crops regularly. The tree is of semi-erect habit.

Persimmon - Flat Seedless (A)

$69.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A smooth textured, juicy fruit of excellent quality. Fruit is large flat shaped. One of the best Astringent varieties, has to be fully ripe to eat. Vigorous grower.

Persimmon - Fuyu (NA)

$59.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

The fruit is large and flat, orange-red in colour with a sweet, mild flavour. Semi-dwarf variety. Besides producing delicious fruit Persimmons are highly ornamental with the beautiful autumn foliage. Non astringent, so can be eaten when still hard.

Persimmon - Hachiya (A)

$59.00

The large conical fruits are deep orange and very sweet when fully ripe. Very similar to the Nightingale persimmon.

Persimmon - Izu (NA)

$59.00

The earliest maturing of the non-astringent varieties. The medium-sized fruit has a burnt orange skin and soft flesh with a good amount of syrup. The flavour is very good. The tree has slightly dwarfing characteristics. Set a good crop.180-200 gms.

Persimmon - Kaki Seedling

$19.75

Persimmon rootstock used for grafting our persimmon varieties onto. Can be grown on as a very attractive ornamental tree with its deep orange foliage in autumn. Will fruit from seed in 5-7 years.

Persimmon - Nightingale (A)

$79.00 ($54.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A deep-orange flesh that is very sweet and juicy when ripe. A conical large shape. Very high quality flesh that is most often seedless. Compact growing. Astringent

Persimmon - Suruga (NA)

$69.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Orange-red, non-astringent, very sweet, keeps well. Sweetest of the non-astringent types with soluble solids often over 20%. Red coloration in mature fruit is strong, and fruit imperfections are infrequent. Seeded crop loads must be thinned to prevent over production.

Persimmon - Kaki Seedling

$19.75

Persimmon rootstock used for grafting our persimmon varieties onto. Can be grown on as a very attractive ornamental tree with its deep orange foliage in autumn. Will fruit from seed in 5-7 years.

Persimmon - Izu (NA)

$59.00

The earliest maturing of the non-astringent varieties. The medium-sized fruit has a burnt orange skin and soft flesh with a good amount of syrup. The flavour is very good. The tree has slightly dwarfing characteristics. Set a good crop.180-200 gms.

Persimmon - Hachiya (A)

$59.00

The large conical fruits are deep orange and very sweet when fully ripe. Very similar to the Nightingale persimmon.

Persimmon - Nightingale (A)

$79.00 ($54.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A deep-orange flesh that is very sweet and juicy when ripe. A conical large shape. Very high quality flesh that is most often seedless. Compact growing. Astringent

Persimmon Reviews & Tips

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Steve Walkden-brown
13y ago

Armidale, NSW, Australia

Persimmon

Store astringents in a cool place (eg esky with air gap) and ripen by either a) Place some fruit in another sealed esky with some apples - they ripen pretty quickly. b) even quicker is to add some alcohol (spirits). A splash will do. What the Japanese do.

Tay Brownlie
14y ago

Milton, NSW, Australia

Persimmon

Grown at the bottom of the chook run, a few well placed rocks to protect the roots, any dropped fruit gets cleaned up so less fruit fly problems, protects the girls from strong westerly winds and shades them in summer.

Paul
14y ago

Kyogle, NSW, Australia

Persimmon

Food of the gods indeed ! the fuyu (non-astringent) variety is great for juicing ... persimmon/ginger/carrot/beetroot !YUMMMMMMYYY

Rolf
14y ago

Bankstown, NSW, Australia

Persimmon

Kiwifruit : The Persimmon is originally a native (indigenous) plant from the same country as the Kiwifruit.Yes that is right.From China!

Rolf
14y ago

Bankstown Sydney, NSW, Australia

Persimmon

Food of the Gods : Diospyros is Greek for food of the gods.The best tasting fruit fit for more than a king . Astringents are the best for extreme flavour and sweetness.

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