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.