Cricket Hill Garden

Persimmon, 'Gordon'

$ 38

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:  Grafted tree,  1-2' tall with a well developed root system. Will likely produce fruit in 3-4 years if given good care. 

When we ship:  FALL 2022. Ordering for this tree will open in late spring 2022. If you would like an email notification for when this tree is back in stock, please sign up with the button below.

Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to CA.

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