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PERSIMMON

PersimmonBotanical Name: Diospyros kaki
Description

Watch Video NEW A very attractive deciduous tree with spectacular dark-orange autumn foliage.  The latin name  Diospyros translates as " Food of the gods" which is very apropiate  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.

Persimmon Hachiya compliments of phamfatale

Persimmon - Hachiya (A)

The large conical fruits are deep orange and very sweet when fully ripe. Very similar to the Nightingale persimmon.
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$39.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available In Production
Persimmon Izu NA For Sale 4 litre Bag

Persimmon - Izu (NA)

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.
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Persimmon Nightingale

Persimmon - Nightingale (A)

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
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$75.00 0 Grafted
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Persimmon Flat Seedless

Persimmon - Flat Seedless (A)

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.
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Growing a grafted Persimmon Tree Fuyu Dwarfing techniques

Persimmon - Fuyu (NA)

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.
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Persimmon 20th Century A For Sale 175mm Long pot

Persimmon - 20th Century (A)

An astringent persimmon with medium sized fruits. Excellent back yard tree, it is precocious and is delicious eaten fresh when fully ripe. The tree has particularly beautiful autumn colours in its foliage before the leaves drop for winter.
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Persimmon - American (Seedling)

Native persimmon species to America, hardy and attractive ornamental tree producing edible small fruit. Timber is highly valued.
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Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA)

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.
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Persimmon Dai Dai Maru compliments of Bunnings

Persimmon - Dai Dai Maru (A)

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.
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$49.00 0 Grafted
(Bare Root)
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$49.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June, July, August

 

Customer Comments on Persimmon

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Persimmon Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

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. | Rolf - Bankstown Sydney, NSW 19-Jan-2006

Persimmon

Kiwifruit : The Persimmon is originally a native (indigenous) plant from the same country as the Kiwifruit.Yes that is right.From China! | Rolf - Bankstown, NSW 19-Mar-2006

Persimmon

Food of the gods indeed ! the fuyu (non-astringent) variety is great for juicing ... persimmon/ginger/carrot/beetroot ! YUMMMMMMYYY | Paul - Kyogle, NSW 05-May-2006

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. | Tay Brownlie - Milton, NSW 25-May-2006

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. | Steve Walkden-brown - Armidale, NSW 10-Jun-2007
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Video - Persimmon Hachiya

 

For Further Information:

Carla from Daleys discusses Persimmons

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/japanese_persimmon.html
http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/persimmon.html