Persimmon, 'Gordon'
Persimmon, 'Gordon'

Persimmon, 'Gordon'

$ 30.00

Diospyros virginiana

Variety description: Selected by John Gordon from a Buffalo, NY area seedling test plot planted by the Geneva Experimental Station. Delicious oval fruit is medium/large with a firmer texture than most. The fruit ripens slowly from early October until November. Suited for zones 6-8.

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 15-20'.

Pests and diseases: None of concern in the Northeast.

Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 6-8. 
Protect the graft for the first 2 winters with a mound of soil well above the graft especially for zone 6.

Plant size: 1 year old grafted tree, about 2' tall with a well developed root system. Will likely produce fruit in 3-4 years if given good care. 

When we ship: Available for fall 2016 shipping.

Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to CA.

Organically grown (NOFA Farmer's Pledge) by Cricket Hill Garden.