Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 5 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Diospyros nigra
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA
The Most Unique, Hassle-Free Persimmon Available
Why Chocolate Persimmon Trees?
Taking care of this tree is unbelievably easy. A little bit of water and a little bit of fertilizer is all the Chocolate Persimmon needs in the first years of its life. A simple routine of caring for this tree in its youth will lead you to a lifetime of having this visually striking beauty in your yard.
The Chocolate Persimmon will probably outlive you. Most Persimmons live up to 75 years, which means your family will get to enjoy this remarkable tree for years to come.
You might just get to taste the sweetest fruit you've ever had. Though the Chocolate Persimmon is technically a self-fertile tree, they only produce a big harvest with two or more trees. Thankfully, planting and growing couldn't be easier...especially when you get these sweet rewards.
The trend is catching on so don't hesitate. This incredible tree will stand out in your yard as a unique and magnificent showpiece. The weeping, columnar shape, and the vibrant colors will mesmerize your family and friends. Don't let your neighbors beat you to it!
Chocolate Persimmon Tree Pollination
Chocolate Persimmon Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Chocolate Persimmon Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Planting & Care
Planting Instructions: Plant your tree in a hole about 3 times the size of the pot it comes in. Mix the soil with 50% compost. Be sure to plant in a place with full sun. Make sure your Weeping Persimmon's topmost roots sit at the soil line. Add 4-6 inches of mulch around the base of the trunk, leaving a couple of inches of empty space between the trunk and the edge of the mulch.
Watering: Weeping Persimmons need a good amount of water in their first year. If you have clay soil, you only need to water your tree once a week. Light soils will need watering twice a week. In either case, you need to deeply water the roots for about 40 minutes. Your tree should receive around 1 inch of water each week. If you are having an especially dry season, you'll need to water more frequently. Fruit drop indicates that you need more irrigation for your Weeping Persimmon.
Fertilization: Fertilize your tree each year with a 10-10-10 w/minerals fertilizer. You will need 1 cup for each year of the tree's life. For example, a 2-year-old tree will need 2 cups total for the entire year. Spread the fertilizer evenly under the entire tree canopy starting with 5 inches out from the trunk and moving to the edge of the canopy. Proceed to water or rake in the fertilizer. After 3 years, switch to low nitrogen fertilizer and apply once a year in February (Zones 8-9) or March (4-7).
Pruning: There's no need to prune your Weeping Persimmon. If you want to maintain a certain shape, feel free to prune as needed. If you harvest fruit from the tree, you can prune an open center for easier access to the fruit. You can also remove large branches in the center for better airflow throughout the tree.
Pests and Diseases: Good watering habits, feeding and removing rotten fruit and dead branches should prevent any infestation or disease.
Harvesting Fruit: You will need to leave the fruit on the branch until it is very squishy and jelly like. Persimmons that are still firm are not ripe and will be extremely astringent. Waiting until the fruit is fully ripe will give you an extremely sweet fruit that is often compared to the flavor of maple jelly. If your tree produces fruit and it falls from the branch, clean up the fruit to prevent pests and diseases.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 7-10 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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