Easy to grow and pleasing to the eye, the Fuyu Asian Persimmon tree offers delicious fruit that is never bitter, only sweet! A persimmon tastes a bit like a pumpkin crossed with an apple with the ripe texture ranging from a crisp peach to jelly.
The Fuyu’s fruit are medium to large in size with a bright orange color and will keep well for a number of weeks. The fruit begins to ripen in September through October. This cultivar can grow anywhere between 15 and 20 feet tall and is self-pollinating – meaning they do not need another tree for cross pollination.
The Fuyu Persimmon tree prefers full sun exposure and loamy, well-drained soil. The Fuyu typically takes between three to four years to begin to bear fruit. Since our trees are already 1-2 years old they should produce fruit in 1-2 years once planted in the ground.
This tree’s small form and vigorous growth make the Fuyu Asian Persimmon a great choice for home landscape. You may be asking when to plant the fuyu persimmon tree? The best time to get trees planted is in early spring after all danger from frost is gone. Root growth will take time and fertilization is needed to provide strong root system. Mature trees don’t produce persimmon fruit in sandy soil. Fertilize once or twice a year to grow persimmons.
This specific Asian persimmon is the non astringent type – meaning it can be eaten right from the tree and tastes crisp like an apple. Astringent persimmons, on the other hand, need a few days to ripen and are soft and nearly mushy before they are ready to eat. Astringent and non astringent types of persimmons are equally delicious and you will need to look up your variety of american persimmon to know which one it is. Or just wait until the fruit appear and try one out eaten fresh. You will know once you taste it.
This fruit tree grows best in agriculture plant hardiness zones 7-10. Tree has slight cold hardiness but cannot handle extreme cold temperatures during the growing season. Great trees for the southern United States. Fuyu trees are disease resistant and a great choice for your fruit tree collection.
- Edible fruit
- Disease resistant
- Fall color