Easy to grow and pleasing to the eye, the Fuyu Persimmon tree (Diospyros kaki) offers delicious fruit that is never bitter, only sweet! A Fuyu asian persimmon fruit 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 and completes ripening in October when it is ready to pick. The fully ripe from are a good source of vitamins and minerals including beta carotene.
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 tree has a very long tap root and will require some space to grow its large root system.
The Asian Persimmon tree prefers full sun exposure and loamy, well-drained soil. It can handle areas in partial shade during the afternoon summer heat.
The Fuyu bearing age typically takes between 2-3 years to begin to develop orange fruit that is acorn shaped. Since our trees are already 1-2 years old they should produce fruit in 1-2 years once planted in the ground. Fruit is orange, sweet, and a delight to your tastebuds.
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.
Astringent vs Non-Astringent:
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 varieties and non astringent persimmon varieties 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 USDA zones 7-10. Tree has slight cold hardiness but cannot handle extreme cold temperatures during the growing season. Mild winters are ok with the fuyu tree. Great trees for the southern United States.
Giant fuyu trees are pest and disease resistant and a great choice for your fruit tree collection.
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- Edible fruit
- Disease resistant
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