Benefits of Buying Persimmon Trees for Sale From Perfect Plants!
Persimmons are known as the 'fruit of the Gods' and for good reason! They are deliciously sweet, highly nutritious, and versatile in the kitchen.
Many growers make persimmon jams or jellies, use them in baked goods, or dehydrate them for later use. You can also eat them fresh right off the tree!
Lots of hunters and wildlife enthusiasts grow persimmon trees for deer! It's fun and intriguing to watch deer or other wildlife come up to the trees for a sweet snack.
Not only are they tasty for humans and wildlife, but they are extremely easy to grow. Add this unique fruit to your collection and get started growing persimmons today!
What Are the Best Types of Grafted Persimmon Trees for Sale?
There are 2 main types of persimmons -- Oriental or Japanese Persimmon Trees and American Persimmon Trees, also known botanically as Diospyros kaki and Diospyros virginiana, respectively. The American variety is of course native to the United States and grows much taller than its Japanese cousins.
All varieties of persimmons are divided into two groups: astringent and non-astringent. The astringent persimmon varieties, like the Hachiya Persimmon, are high in tannins and need to ripen off the tree to become soft and super sweet. Non-astringent persimmon varieties, like the Fuyu Persimmon, stay firm and crisp like an apple. They can ripen on the tree and taste juicy and sweet.
A favorite amongst the American Persimmon varieties is the Deer Candy Persimmon due to its wildlife attracting qualities.
Grafted persimmon trees are ideal for most growers because they produce fruit much sooner. The fruit is superior and true to name on grafted fruit trees. Persimmons grown from cuttings or seeds may not bear the same fruit as the parent tree. It takes baby persimmon trees much longer to grow and produce.
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Caring for Your Persimmon Trees You Purchased
Where to Plant Persimmon Trees
Persimmon trees prefer to be planted in full sun. Be sure to plant your persimmon trees in well draining soil. Some Persimmon trees are more cold hardy and grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, depending on the variety.
How to Plant a Persimmon Tree & When to Fertilize Persimmon Trees
It’s easy to buy a persimmon tree and plant it for harvest! Choose a sunny spot with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunshine to encourage full fruit production. It’s important to use well-draining soil that is highly nutrient-dense. This will keep your persimmon trees happy all year round. Perfect Plants Fruit Tree Planting Mix is a good choice for amending the native soil in the hole that you dig. Persimmon trees have large tap roots so be sure to give it plenty of room to spread its roots and grow!
An annual dose of persimmon tree fertilizer applied directly to the root ball is good practice to give the persimmon fruit trees enough nutrients.
How Often Should I Water My Persimmon Tree?
For best growth and quality fruit, regularly water your persimmon tree for 10 minutes once or twice a week in the spring and summer. Persimmon trees can withstand short periods of drought.
How to Prune Persimmon Trees
Leave branches with about one foot of space between branches to increase the amount of sunlight that reaches the fruit. Lightly prune persimmon trees lightly each year by removing dead wood, weak branching, horizontal shoots growing from the main trunk, and any crossing branches.
Buy persimmon trees online today & expand your fruit tree orchard! Grow the fruit of the Gods and have a bountiful harvest year after year!