Sweet & Small Fruit From a Native American Tree
The American Persimmon Tree also called Common Persimmon Trees are an easy growing and low maintenance fruit tree to add to your garden. 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.
With smaller fruits (ripe fruit is about the size of a golf ball) than its Asian Persimmon cousins, the American Persimmon fruit is round, bright orange, and very sweet. The orange fruit will ripen in the fall to soft, sweet flesh. Unripe fruit tastes astringent and firm.
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 a deciduous tree, it will lose its leaves over winter to display an attractive grey-brown bark for all to see.
The Geneva American 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 simply taste delicious!
AMERICAN PERSIMMON TREE CARE
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.
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 require another fruit tree in the area for cross pollination.
Recommend a male and female tree to cross pollinate & produce fruit
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 easy going 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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Tree arrives super healthy in perfect packaging. I did order 3 different persimmons. 2 of which were labeled the same. The deer candy and American persimmon. I was under the impression they were different items. But not a big deal. Although I would’ve just ordered 2 of the same since the price might’ve been a little lower.
So far 3 weeks after planting the trees appear to be doing well
So happy to hear all is going well with your American Persimmon Tree. Bet you'll be picking persimmons in no time. Thank you for your continued support. Happy harvesting!
I searched high and low on the internet for Persimmon trees and finally found them at Perfect Plants and they sure lived up to their name. They were huge and healthy and beautiful. They are growing right now in our orchard and doing great. I am so so happy to have found this website. Anyone need trees? Look here! Thank you Perfect Plants!
Hi Dana! Wow, we are truly grateful for your kind comments and your continued support of our small family business. We are thrilled to hear everything went well with your American Persimmon Tree order. Happy picking!
Awesome quality and very well packaged plus quick shipment time. We followed the directions for planting and the trees seem to be doing well. We will definitely order again in the future!
Sounds like everything is going well with your American Persimmon Tree, Melissa! You'll be harvesting in no time. You value your continued support and hope you have a great day.