Deer Candy Persimmon Tree

Deer Candy Persimmon Tree

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Deer Magnet Persimmons Are Sweet & Easy to Grow

The Deer Candy Persimmon tree is an American Grafted Persimmon variety that is perfect for attracting deer to your landscape! It is a female-grafted persimmon that is self-pollinating and is sure to give you Persimmons during the early deer season in most states. 

This variety of American Persimmon tree is easy to grow and the perfect fruit tree to add to your property. Producing deliciously sweet orange persimmon fruits in the fall with beautiful foliage that changes color as soon as the temperature drops, this fruit tree is a great addition that deer will seek out from all over.  Deer are known to walk past corn to eat fresh-dropping persimmons!  

Deer Candy Persimmons will bear fruit in 2-3 years. The collection includes the varieties Prok Persimmon, Yates Persimmon, and Morris Burton Persimmon.

With smaller fruits (ripe fruit is about the size of a golf ball) than its Asian Persimmon cousins such as the Fuyu Persimmon, the American Persimmon fruit is round, bright orange, and very sweet. The orange fruit will ripen in the early fall to soft, sweet flesh. Unripe fruit tastes astringent and firm. Fruit begins to ripen in late August through October and has a nutty flavor.

The shade tree is sometimes grown for its ornamental fall colors. With dark green foliage in the spring and summer, the leaves will change to shades of oranges and yellows as the fall season emerges. Being deciduous, it will lose its leaves over winter to go into dormancy. 

The Deer Candy Persimmon Tree is native to North America and is best planted as specimen trees or in a fruit tree orchard. There are loads of uses for the persimmon fruit including fresh eating right off the tree, cooking into baked goods, jams & jellies, or dried for later use. They taste delicious!


Grow this native tree across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9. With little maintenance needed to keep it thriving, it is adaptable to most soil sites as long as it’s in full sun with well-draining soil.

It is an important food source for many wildlife including deer, birds, and squirrels. American Persimmon is moderately salt tolerant and a good choice for coastal plantings.

This Female Persimmon tree is specifically picked to pollinate male flowering persimmon trees found in the wild.

The mature tree size is up to 30-50 feet tall but they can get taller in the wild with a 20-25 foot spread. The American Persimmon tree growth rate is moderate, up to 1 foot per year. It does not require another fruit tree in the area for cross-pollination.  You can plant only (1) or a dozen if you really want to put fruit on the ground for deer.

Recommend (2) or more trees for high fruit yields which equal more deer!  

Apply a slow-release fertilizer in the early spring to help boost growth and fruit production. Prune the tree as desired to maintain shape and size. Maintain a regular watering schedule until the tree is well established. It is drought tolerant once established. The easygoing female persimmon tree has no serious pest or disease problems.

The tree does not ship bare root. It is rooted in its nursery container in soil.

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Botanical Name
Diospyros virginiana 'Deer Candy'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
20-25 ft

Mature Height
30-50 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Trees came in excellent shape and are doing great

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Persimmon tree

Trees looked great when they arrived


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Deer Candy! We appreciate the feedback and your honesty. Best, Shirley

Jon D.
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deer candy large order

i ordered multiple trees and all but one came in looking healthy. One lost every single leaf on it in transit, I hope it survives the fall planting and comes back in the spring.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Jon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Deer Candy Persimmon tree and for purchasing from our family-owned business here at Perfect Plants. We're sorry to hear that one of them is not doing so well. Please know that if you ever need any advice or have any questions, you can email us at and we'll be happy to help. Please keep us updated on your tree! Best, Shirley

Jeremy A.
United States United States

Deer candy persimmon

I ordered 3 different persimmons. 2 of them were labeled the same. The deer candy and American persimmon. I was under the impression that they were two different varieties. One grafted the other not. Not big deal because the plants were super healthy and were packaged perfectly


Perfect Plants Nursery

Jeremy, thank you for supporting our small business and hope you and your new Deer Candy Persimmon Tree are doing well. Happy picking!

United States United States

Deer love these trees!

Deer love these trees and most of the country they are dropping persimmons during archery season. Plant food instead of corn!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you Bill for your kind words and your Deer Candy Persimmon Tree order. All the best.

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