Persimmon, American Common

$3.00

13 in stock

Description

Bare Root Size: 2 – 3′

American Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana)  is deciduous tree with a rounded oval crown that grows to a height of  35-60’ tall with a spread of 25′-35′ at maturity. Fragrant, white to greenish-yellow flowers bloom in late spring, with the male flowers appearing in clusters and the female flowers appearing solitary. Edible persimmon fruits (1-2” in diameter) mature in fall to an orange to reddish-purple color, and may persist on the tree into winter. Ovate to elliptic leaves (2-6” long) are glossy dark green above, and turn yellowish-green (infrequently reddish purple) in autumn. Persimmon fruit is quite astringent when green, but upon ripening becomes sweet and may be eaten off the tree. Fruits are commonly used in syrups, jellies, ice creams or pies. Ripe fruits are too soft for shipping/sale. Promptly remove root suckers unless naturalized effect is desired. Female trees need a male pollinator in order to set fruit. Deer love persimmon!!

It’s recommended to plant 2 or more to ensure pollination.  Great as a cross pollinator. Native to NC. Persimmons can be male, female, or bi-sexed. Better plant a few to be sure of getting fruit!