Variety description: This hybrid persimmon is from the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, on the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula. It is a hybrid of Asian and American persimmons, and bears bountiful crops of sweet and flavorful, reddish-orange fruit. Astringent fruit is ready to eat when it's as tender as a tomato. This cultivar also sports strikingly beautiful, orange-yellow fall foliage.
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 10-12'.
Pests and diseases: None of concern in the Northeast.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 6-9.
Plant size: Tree, 2-3' tall with a well developed root system.
Organically grown (NOFA Farmer's Pledge) by Cricket Hill Garden.