Astringent Persimmons are a hardy, deciduous tree grown for their ornamental beauty and also their delicious fruit. With pruning and management they can be comfortably kept to a height of 2-3 metres. During the Autumn months as the leaves begin to change they put on a stunning display of reds, oranges, coral, pinks and yellows before losing all of their leaves before Winter.
The fruit of the astringent persimmon needs to be allowed to fully ripen and be completely soft with an almost jam-like consistency before eating. When ripe it is very sweet, juicy and pulpy and delicious both on its own, scooped over ice-cream, made into a sauce for both savoury and sweet dishes, used in baking or preserves, as a special ingredient when making liqueurs and wines. Throughout Asia, persimmons are often given in place of flowers and when the fruit is dried it is often boxed and given as a unique gift.
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- Scientific Name
- Diospyrus Kaki 'Nightingale'
- Fruiting Months
- March, April, May (calendar)
- Purchase Height
- 3 - 5 feet
- Maximum Height
- 3 - 5 metres comfortably kept to 2-3 metres with pruning and management
- Pot Size
- 5 litres
- Astringent (find out more)
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun with shelter from strong winds.
- Well-drained soil with lots of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Daily watering on soil above existing root area is required especially in the first 12-16 weeks whilst becoming established.
- Benefits from regular feeding.
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Did You Know
Did you know that in some parts of Asia, the dried leaves of the persimmon tree can be drunk as tea?
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
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