Diospyros virginiana 'Yates'
Variety description: Very large fruits for a native persimmon, reported up to 2.5" in diameter. Ripening late August- September. Very productive. Self fertile. Discovered by Ed Yates of Cincinnati, OH. Yates won first place at the Mitchell Persimmon Festival in 1983.
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: Grafted tree, about 2' tall with a well developed root system. Will likely produce fruit in 4-6 years if given good care.
When we ship: Available for LATE SUMMER OR FALL 2018 SHIPPING. Order early and reserve.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to California.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.