Cricket Hill Garden
Diospyros, 'Valeene Beauty' persimmon
Diospyros virginiana 'Valeene Beauty'
Variety description: Large, sweet fruit measure 2.25-2.5” across. Fruits are low in fiber and high in pulp. Tree is upright grower. Very precocious and regular heavy producer. This cultivar originates from Indiana and is the result of a cross between 'Mitchellena' x 'Early Golden.'
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 conditions are far from ideal.
Size at maturity: With pruning, trees can be maintained at 15-20'.
Pests and diseases: None of concern.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Tree, 12-18" tall with a well developed root system. Grown in 4" x 9" tree pot.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to California.