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'Jiro', Fuyu Persimmon, Tree (Standard) - FT232

Persimmons

Persimmons

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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • Free shipping within the Continental US for each full box of 10 bare root trees. $20 flat rate shipping for each partial box of 1-9 trees. Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.
  • Not registered for sale in: HI, AK, PR
  • Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2015.
  • Will begin shipping: January 9, 2015
Trees ship out of our warehouse as soon as we receive them (Dec-Jan). Watch our Heeling In Bare Root Trees video if you won't be ready to plant when the trees arrive.

Standard on D. Lotus rootstock.

Zones: 7-9

Chill hours: 200

Harvest: October 15 - December 1

Looks: Medium sized fruit, deep red-orange skin with pale orange flesh.

Personality: A sweet, mild flavor.

Facts of note: Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates.

Still hard when ripe, Jiro is the most popular non-astringent cultivar in California.

Also call the Apple Persimmon because it's so good you can eat it like an apple.

Attractive tree is practically pest free and really easy to take care of, even in a lawn.

Pollination: Self-fruitful.

There are two types of persimmon fruit: astringent and non-astringent. The acorn shaped Hachiya is an example of the astringent type and must be eaten when it is soft or else it is far from tasty. The non-astringent type, like Fuyu, can be eaten when they are still firm because they do not contain the high levels of tannic acid the astringent types do. Beautiful tree in late fall when fruit hangs on trees after leaves have fallen. Striking, dark green leaves turn shades of yellow, orange, and red. The trees are two years old and should begin fruiting in their 3rd year. Be careful not to overwater the tree or it could delay its leafing out. On standard rootstock (D. lotus seedling). By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.

When planting Persimmons it is important to remember that persimmons are not water loving plants. After the tree is planted it should be watered in with a good soaking to remove air pockets in the soil and then left alone. The plant shouldn’t be watered again until the buds start to break. Excessive watering is the primary cause of failure in bare root Persimmons. They will benefit from periodic wetting of the trunk, however, to help against dessication.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

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Beautiful Tree

The tree was beautiful with a big root system. It will be exciting when it starts bearing fruit.

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