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'Jiro', Fuyu Persimmon, Tree
(Standard)

Best for Eating Fresh

Item Number: FT232

$39.99 $31.99

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Description

Trunk Size
The vast majority of our trees will ship with a 5/8” trunk diameter, however size may vary slightly based on availability during the season. If they vary, most are larger (3/4” or 1”), and rarely some are smaller (1/2”).

Trees Begin Shipping in mid-December!
Our trees ship on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they come into stock in late December. If you are unable to plant your trees right away, read our instructions on heeling in your trees.

Standard on D. Lotus rootstock.

  • Zones: 7-10
  • 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. Grafted onto standard rootstock (D. lotus). The tree can get anywhere from 15-20' tall in normal growing conditions, however, by pruning the tree can be kept smaller. Suggested spacing is 20 feet apart.

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

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall, Early Winter
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 7 - 10
Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours
Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall, Early Winter
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 7 - 10

Planting & Care

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 desiccation. Suggested spacing is 20 feet apart.

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Shipping Information

Bare Root Trees - Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for $29.99!
We ship our bare root trees on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-December. We are unable to delay shipping due to many factors, most importantly limited storage and our warm California climate which causes bare root trees to break dormancy much sooner than in colder areas (bare root trees must be dormant to best survive shipping). If you are unable to plant your tree(s) right away, read our instructions on heeling in trees. All of our bare root trees come with free professional pruning, which will put the tree's stored energy first into root growth rather than leaf production. Our bare root trees ship in special boxes with their roots bagged in moist sawdust to help ensure their survival during transit. Up to 10 trees can fit in a box (due to their size, nut and multi-graft trees count as 2). Each box ships for $29.99 via FedEx Ground (or FedEx Home Delivery) to the lower 48 states. Bare root trees cannot ship via USPS, and cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes. We are unable to ship our bare root trees to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Bare root trees cannot be combined with potted trees.

Shipping Weight: 31.73 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please perform a scratch test by checking for green under the bark, a few inches over the graft. If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. Watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty on how to perform this simple test. If the scratch test revealed that your plant is dead or dying, pull it from the ground and take pictures of the entire tree/plant, including the roots. Submit your claim & pictures by using the Return an Item tool on our Customer Service page (or email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com) no later than June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees). We will review your claim and issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

Reviews

Spent a few years trying to grow

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Lots of delicious fruit & beautiful Fall color

This tree is easily the most productive tree (so far) that I've ordered from Peaceful Valley. I ordered mine in 2015 and had a few fruit the very next year, followed by a couple dozen the year after. 2018 was a little light (maybe a dozen), but apparently persimmons bear heavy in alternate years, so we're looking forward to 2019's crop.

This type (fuyu) can be eaten right off the tree. I've eaten several while outside working on the yard - and the taste is great. It's not real easy to describe, because it doesn't taste like any other fruit I can think of. I think it tastes kind of cinnamon-like, but my wife says it's kind of between a mango and a papaya, yet unique.

Ours is planted right in the front yard lawn between 2 bigger trees, an apple and a pear tree, with full afternoon sun. Our house faces West and even though we're at 4,000 feet elevation and get snow a couple times a year, we live in the desert and get 100+ temps all Summer long.

The fall color is amazing. I wish I could post a pic here to show it off. Oranges and then deep reds, almost purple colors.

The only possible downside is the tree might look a bit gangly to some. My mom visited for Thanksgiving and said it looked like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree! So, I put some lights on it when decorating the house.

Great tree, I highly recommend. Not sure why these other reviewer people had trouble. I do remember being careful not to overwater it when planting and have to point out it was NOT in a grass lawn when I planted it, the lawn was seeded around it a couple years later. I ran separate drip lines for all of my trees and run them a couple times a week for longer periods of time, so it got both a drip soaking and pretty much a daily watering of lawn sprinklers for all of 2018 and didn't phase the tree at all - also I should mention, we have sandy soil.

One more thing - the birds don't bother it at all - even when the leaves were all off and only the bright orange fruit were left on the tree. They ate nearly all my figs last year, so it was nice not to have to cover this one with a net.

I like this tree so much that I ordered another as a Christmas gift for a friend.

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Didn't make it

Of all my trees I've ordered from Peaceful Valley, this persimmon is the only one that hasn't made it. I'm going to try again this year. I've been working the soil where it will go.

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Never woke up and finally died

Under the bark it was still green so I held out hope that it might show outward signs of life but it never did. Now when scratched it's no longer green so I know it's truly dead.

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Excellent tree

Excellent product as well as directions on the website for how to plant the tree!

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