Cricket Hill Garden
Diospyros virginiana, 'Szukis' American Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana 'Szukis'
Variety description: This cultivar is a seedling of 'Early Golden,' one of the first American persimmons selected from the wild for cultivation. It will produce both male and female flowers, so it will pollinate other trees, as well as produce fruit as a single tree. Fruit are medium to large sized. Horticulturalist and rare fruit enthusiast Lee Riech recommends this cultivar as one of his favorite American persimmons.
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 sites are far from ideal.
Size at maturity: With pruning, trees can be maintained at 20-25'.
Pests and diseases: None of concern in the Northeast.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree 2' tall with a well developed root system.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to California.
When we ship: Available for Spring 2022 shipping.