||Diospyros kaki 'Giant Fuyu'
||Giant Fuyu Persimmon
The fruit on this persimmon is larger than the traditional 'Jiro' and not as flat but still as crunchy when ripe! An easy to grow variety for a lovely fall harvest. Twice the size of a normal persimmon with gorgeous orange, rounded fruit.
Persimmons have fabulous fall color. They delight us with their stunning orange fruit, interesting silhouette, and delicious fruit. Asian varieties are less astringent and can be eaten while firm, while American varieties need to be fully ripe to enjoy their rich flavor.
Deciduous, slow growing, upright tree. 3-5 years before fruit production.
||Rich, sweet, non-astringent flavor with hints of honey and mango.
||Spring: Lovely cream flowers
||Plant in full sun (minimum 6 hours).
||Persimmons can tolerate many types of soil if it is well-drained. It is important to know that persimmons do not like excess water. Give your newly planted tree a good soaking to remove air pockets and don't water again until buds start to break. Elevate planting if excess water is a concern.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||Persimmons have a long taproot so deep, loamy soil is best. Our Asian variety persimmons prefer sandy-loam soil.
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