Japanese persimmon trees are easy-to-grow and increasingly popular. They thrive in the the heat and humidity of the southern U.S. and will not grow without protection in the northern half of the country. Japanese persimmons are the bigger cousin of the small American native. All persimmon varieties, with the exception of Fuyu, are astringent, which means they must be fully ripe and soft before they are sweet. Fuyu is sweet right off the tree.
Persimmon trees grow to be about 15 feet tall and produce heavily. They do best with two different varieties nearby, though some varieties produce without pollination. The rootstock is the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). The Japanese persimmons varieties we have in stock are listed below: