Fuyu Persimmon Tree

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Order the top-selling and one of the world's most popular fruits, the Fuyu Persimmon Tree (Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu') outsells other fruiting varieties such as Fuji Apple, Bing Cherry and Wonderful Pomegranate in the wholesale fruit trees industry as much as 50%!

ForPersimmons, two selections dominate the lion's share of the market. One is the astringent Hachiya, which needs to be soft and ripe to enjoy. The other is the non-astringent Fuyu Persimmon - nicknamed the Apple Persimmon - which can be eaten fresh when still firm and crunchy.

Long appreciated for its crunchy, sweet fruit that eats almost like an apple right off the tree. Fuyu also is wonderful for cooking and dehydrating. There is most likely no better snack in the middle of the winter than a dried Fuyu Persimmon.

The fruit ripens late in the season towards the beginning of fall. Typically seedless (unless another Persimmon variety is close by) almost the entire fruit is edible right through to the core. This makes it easy to work with in food preparations or for slicing for drying. The 4 to 5-inch fruit is flat and almost square, with four soft corners.

The tree delights all through the year. Fragrant white flowers in spring are a siren call to Hummingbirds and butterflies! Beautifully shaped foliage is bright lime green in spring. As summer sets in, the leaves deepen into a dark green on top, with a paler underside that catches the sunlight and each tiny breeze. The foliage provides shade for the Fuyu's developing crop and then features an incredible fall color of fiery reds with brilliant oranges.

Even in winter when the leaves have fallen, the ornamental bark is a dark grey patchwork of squares and rectangles that surround the trunk. You'll appreciate that showy display and the brawny structure of the tree.

A native to China, Persimmon have been cultivated for 1000 years with over 2000 different known varieties existing. A wonderfully versatile deciduous ornamental tree with edible fruit, the Fuyu Persimmon is truly one of the finest edible ornamentals that one can plant in the home landscape.

Planting and Application:

Many homeowners are discovering the ornamental beauty and health benefits of growing their own fruit at home! The Fuyu develops into a beautiful tree with very healthy fruit. The Persimmon fruit starts green but slowly transitions to a bright orange. The fruit hangs as singles or clusters of fruit throughout the canopy.

The fruit has a sticky, sweet interior that is unique in its flavor and texture. In fact, the word Diospyros means "fruit of the gods". Persimmon fruits are low in calories and fat, but high in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. Still being studied for its high antioxidant qualities, the Fuyu Persimmon is by far one of today's superfoods!

You'll want to select a prominent location in the yard to feature the autumn excitement of a Fuyu Persimmon! Create either a shining specimen planting or create naturalized groupings that will become wildlife hotspots!

Being self-fertile, a single tree will delight your landscape as a front yard landscaping ornamental. Standing out year-round with its beautiful branching, fall color, and gorgeous orange gems seem to glow as they ripen!

Persimmon trees are lovely ornamentals with outstanding fall fruit. Other parts of the tree have also been traditionally used, such as the leaves for tea and the wood (which is extremely hard) once used to make golf clubs.

  • Orange-Red Edible Fruit
  • Self-Fertile Non-Astringent Persimmon
  • Late Mid-Season Harvest
  • Outstanding Fall Color
  • Beautiful Edible Ornamental Tree, Specimen & Lovely In Groupings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Although the Fuyu Persimmon is pest-resistant and easy to grow, it does have some special requirements. First, when siting your tree, it's best to give it well-drained soil and a full sun position, favoring morning sun to dry the leaves of dew. Plant in an enriched environment with a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch with Nature Hills Root Booster for lifelong root system support.

Give it regular water the first year in your landscape. Once the roots are established in your soil, the Fuyu is quite drought tolerant. If you see puddles that remain long after a rain, you'll need to 'mound up' as a young tree's roots are very sensitive to poor drainage and lack of oxygen in the soil. When locations are limited, and drainage is a concern, elevate your planting with a raised bed 12 to 18 inches high and at least 36 inches wide and plant directly in the raised bed.

Fuyu Jiro is one of the hardier of the Japanese varieties of Persimmons and can take temperatures to USDA planting zone 7. This is a tree you won't have to fuss over, as it's hardy and tolerant of a wide range of climate conditions up to USDA growing zones 10. Prune your tree when it is dormant to open the canopy to air circulation, remove crossing branches, and control the height and shape.

  • Hardy In Full Sun
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil & Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Prune When Dormant
  • 200 Chill Hours
  • Disease & Pest Resistant

The Fuyu Persimmon Tree is, quite simply, a tree with much to recommend it. Order yours from Nature Hills Nursery today and start enjoying these unique fruit trees!

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Fuyu Persimmon Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years