Japanese Persimmon Tropical Fruit Tree Seeds, Organic Non-GMO Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' Seeds

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Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' (Japanese Persimmon) is a deciduous tree with a spreading crown clothed in glossy, dark green, oval leaves. They turn yellow, orange, or reddish-purple in the fall, creating a glorious display. Pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers appear after the leaves emerge in the spring and mostly go unnoticed. They are followed by a profusion of edible, large, flat, deep orange persimmon fruits, the size of a medium-sized tomato. Fuyu sets fruit without the need for pollination. The tree is a sight to behold when the leaves have fallen, displaying the bright fruits throughout the canopy. They attract wildlife and may persist on the tree for weeks, resembling Christmas ornaments. The fruit is seedless, mild-flavored, sweet, and can be eaten in its firm state like an apple or allowed to ripen to a soft, mushy texture. Valued for its fruit and attraction to wildlife, the Japanese Persimmon is an excellent fruit tree for ornamental use and makes an excellent specimen.

The persimmon (kaki) is a sweet, slightly tangy fruit with a soft to occasionally fibrous texture. The high content of tannin in the still-immature kaki provides a bitter component reminiscent of pear and apricot flavors, which becomes weaker with progressive maturation. The furry taste, caused by the tannins, is often reduced during the ripening process or by frost. The high content of the carotenoids beta-cryptoxanthin, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin, along with some lutein and alpha-carotene makes the kaki fruit nutritionally valuable

Asian Persimmons are sometimes called Japanese Persimmons and they are a real treat. They are sometimes 3 inches across and the taste is very sweet. They make excellent desserts like persimmon pudding, cakes, and cookies.

Seeds are large and easy to grow. You can even grow them indoors and then set them out in the spring. Persimmons are a great source of vitamins and have a lot of health benefits.

NAME: Japanese Persimmon Tree
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Asian Persimmon / Kaki Persimmon / Kaki Tree
COLOR: White Flowers / Orange - Red Fruit
PLANT SEEDS: Fall sow seeds or cold stratify
BLOOM TIME: July - Aug
PLANT HEIGHT: 20 - 30'

The trees grow best within the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 10, where they are often started from fresh seeds or pits. Japanese persimmon is a very good alternative to the smaller American persimmon.
These are easy to grow and very tasty in cookies, pies or puddings!

Asian Persimmon trees are beautiful and will bear fruit in 3-4 years after being established. They are bushy and grow up to 20 feet tall. The fruit is on the tree until a hard frost and then they fall. This is the best time to harvest the fruit because the cooler it gets the sweeter the fruit.

You can enjoy the crisp, sweet taste of a Fuyu Persimmon from your own backyard! This deciduous, fruit-bearing tree produces sweet persimmons that taste similar to honey with a hint of mango. The medium-sized, bright, orange-scarlet fruit ripens in the fall attracting deer for a sweet snack. Glossy, dark green leaves sprout every spring and turn a dramatic fall shade of orange, yellow, and red. The Fuyu Persimmon Tree quickly matures and starts producing fruit when it reaches maturity at 3-4 years of age. It grows to a height of 20’-30’ with a spread of 10’-15’. The Fuyu Persimmon Tree grows best having the full sun in moist, well-drained, fertile soil.