||Diospyros kaki 'Giant Hachiya'
Japanese variety with large, acorn-shaped fruit. Medium size fruit, deep orange-red on an attractive tree. Stunning fall foliage.
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.
||Fully ripe Hachiya's should be soft and feel like a water balloon when resting in your hand. The flesh is a deep orange color with candy sweet flavor of honey, raisins and brown sugar.
||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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