Variety description: This hybrid variety originates from Russia and combines the cold hardiness of the American persimmon with the larger fruit of the Asian persimmon. 2-3" fruit have a delectable spicy sweet flavor. Ripens in October. This cultivar also has striking orange foliage in the fall.
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 6-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, about 2' tall with a well developed root system. Will likely produce fruit in 4 years if given good care. Organically grown (NOFA Farmer's Pledge) by Cricket Hill Garden.
When we ship: Available for fall 2017 shipping.