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Izu Persimmon

Earliest ripening non–astringent cultivar

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  • Enjoy delicious flavor earlier in persimmon season
  • Pretty fruit provides fall and winter interest
  • Fewer chill hours required for fruiting
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 5 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 7-10
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Izu Persimmon

Description
Many persimmons are astringent right up until they're completely ripe, but not Izu. For those who don't like their fruit quite so soft, this persimmon can be eaten when it's firm and crisp. This even if you pick the fruit a little early, you can display them like apples in a decorative bowl and they'll continue to ripen into that delicious, sweet flavor with a hint of autumn spices. You also won't have to wait so long on this one, as it's the earliest ripening of the non–astringent persimmon cultivars. We also like leaving fruit on the tree as ornaments, as it hangs on into winter with brilliant orange color. This is a great fruit tree for the southern garden, it only requires 100 hours below 45°F to produce high yields of delightful fruit. Diospyros kaki 'Izu'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameDiospyros kaki 'Izu'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK CA GU HI PR
  • Spread10 - 15 feet
  • Spacing10 - 15 feet
  • Hardiness Zone7-10
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Plant at the same level it was in the nursery
  • Flower Color:white
  • Foliage TypeDark green, shiny ovate leaves
  • Soil RequirementMoist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils
  • Watering RequirementMedium
  • Additional InformationShould be havrvested when firm and has deep color. Will continue to ripen once picked. Non-astringent once ripe.
  • Shipped2-4' BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit5 - 10 feet
  • Growth RateModerate
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