Rounded oval crown, grows to 35-60’ tall. Edible persimmon fruits up to 2” in diameter mature in fall to orange to reddish-purple color, and may persist on the tree into winter. To guarantee ripeness, eat only the fruit that naturally falls to the ground!
Fruits are commonly used in syrups, jellies, ice creams or pies. Female trees need a male pollinator in order to set fruit. Ripe fruits are too soft for shipping so it’s best to grow your own!
Trees can grow up to 1′ per year in optimum conditions.
Native from Connecticut to Kansas south to Florida and Texas.
The fruit of the persimmon is a food source for birds, small mammals, white-tailed deer, foxes, and raccoons.