Cricket Hill Garden
Persimmon, 'John Rick'
Diospyros virginiana 'John Rick'
Variety description: Sweet, rich flavor and firm texture when ripe. Large fruit (1½” – 2″), orange with a reddish blush. A seedling of the cultivar 'Killen.'
Site requirements: Persimmons grow best in a full sun location with fertile, well-drained soil. They are quite adaptable and will grow in poor, dry soils, though such conditions are far from ideal.
Size at maturity: With pruning, trees can be maintained at 15-20'.
Pests and diseases: None of concern.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 1' tall with a well developed root system.
When we ship: Available for late fall 2020 and winter/early spring 2021.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to California.