Cricket Hill Garden
Diospyros kaki 'Steiermark'
Variety description: This large fruited Asian persimmon is named after a town in the Austrian Alps where the original tree was found. Astringent type. This persimmon requires a longer and hooter growing season than we have in northwest Connecticut to fully ripen. The large fruit are generally not fully ripe by the time our growing season ends with a hard frost in late October or early November. This cultivar is best grown in zone 7 and above.
We received this tree from persimmon grower extraordinaire Cliff England of Sand Gap, Kentucky.
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.
For growers in colder climates, Asian persimmons grow very well in hoophouses or in large containers which are protected for the winter.
Size at maturity: 10-12' tall and 6-8' wide.
Pests and diseases: None of concern.
Hardiness: Will grow in warmer areas of USDA zone 6 with winter protection for the first few years. No protection needed in USDA zones 7-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 1-2' tall with a well developed root system.
When we ship: FALL 2022.
Shipping restrictions: None.