The Q&A Archives: Persimmon Tree. Jiro variety

Question: iI am not sure if Persimmon will thrive in our area but I still want to try it. What are the necessary steps we need to know so we will know where to plant them, are the roots of the Jiro variety invasive? We have a lawn in our front yard but on the right corner of our house we have a huge sequioa tree, will the persimmon tree survive there if we plant it around midway between the house and tree? Thank you.

Answer: Jiro persimmons need a long, hot summer in order to produce fruit so plant it in the sunniest place you can. Persimmons are adapted to a wide variety of soil types. They are tolerant of wet soils and also do well on light sandy soils. Once established, they can withstand considerable drought.

Persimmons are one of the easiest fruit trees to grow. They have almost no pest or disease problems. The tree can be kept small with judicious pruning. After the form of the tree is established, usually a modified central leader, pruning should be confined to light thinning and heading back excessively vigorous growth. Persimmons flower and bear fruit on the current seasons growth.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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