Japanese Persimmon (Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu') in the Persimmons Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: To 40 feet
Plant Spread: To 30 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: This variety has medium to large size, firm-textured fruit that is sweet and mild, not bitter. Fruit keeps well for several weeks, heat tolerant, ripens in September-November; tree is a heavy producer. The fruit is seedless and is excellent for fresh eat
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Female flowers are cream colored & single, male flowers are pink tinged & borne in threes.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by plantmanager (NM - Zone 7b) on Feb 18, 2018 6:25 PM

I recently was gifted a bushel basket of ripe Fuyu Persimmons. They were excellent eaten raw. I later cut them in thin slices and used my dehydrator to make Persimmon chips. They turned out perfectly, and are delicious! I also made a Persimmon Syrup to use for pancakes. That was good, but we still like our old Maple syrup and Coconut syrups the best.

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Plant Events from our members
LlamaLlori On May 31, 2015 Fruit Ripened
Really set lots of fruit this year!
flaflwrgrl On November 4, 2015 Obtained plant
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AndreA33 On November 25, 2014 Obtained plant
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