Self Fertile Persimmon Variety with Sweet Fruit
The Fuyu Jiro Persimmon Tree produces sweet and crisp fruit like an apple!
Known as an improved variation of the Fuyu Persimmon and of equal popularity, Jiro Persimmon fruit is colorful and of high grade. It has good storage qualities and is very popular in Japan! The yellow fleshed fruit is non-astringent, always seedless, and always sweet.
Beginning in spring, white flowers will eventually mature into medium to large fruit that is bright orange, firm, and juicy. Japanese persimmon fruit ripens from September through October and produce high yields up to 50 lbs per year.
Contrasting, the Jiro Persimmon fruit, the beautiful tree boasts dark green foliage all year long. When temperatures drop in fall, the foliage will change colors to stunning shades of yellow, orange, and red. The fall colors are one of the many reasons why persimmon trees are so attractive in home landscapes.
It's perfected planted in home gardens or adding to fruit tree orchards. Being self fertile, you only need one tree to produce loads of orange fruit!
Fuyu Jiro Persimmon Tree Care
Grow this variety of persimmon across the United States in USDA growing zones 7-10. Full sun is required for at least 6-8 hours every day and 200 chill hours minimum for fruit set. Well drained soil that is slightly acidic, like our Fruit Tree Planting Mix, is best.
The Fuyu Jiro persimmon tree size is up to 10-15 feet tall and wide at maturity. This size can be easily maintained by annual pruning techniques to keep it at a manageable height for fruit picking.
Asian persimmon trees are heat and drought tolerant, and are rarely bothered by pests or disease. Trees will produce the orange skinned fruit within 2-3 years of planting.
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Diospyros kaki 'Jiro'
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
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