American Persimmon Seeds
American persimmons are very beautiful trees that produce delicious, sweet orange fruit. American persimmons are much more winter hardy than Asian Persimmons and can thrive down to USDA Zones 4 and 5. The seeds we sell were collected from a mature orchard of improved varieties that has been established by a leading breeder of American Persimmon. Check out our video from this orchard here.
The seed has been pre-stratified for 90 days, so they are ready to plant. If you are saving the seeds to plant later, they must be kept refrigerated and moist.
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The fruit is usually small, about golf ball size. The fruit, if left on the tree in the autumn until after a frost can be very sweet and delicious. They can be processed and made into puddings, pies, cookies, jams, jellies, fruit leathers, vinegars, and more.
Seedlings are perfect for establishing a home orchard. American persimmons can eventually become large trees or can be maintained at 15' or so with pruning.
Persimmon trees are dioecious, meaning male plants produce the pollen and the females produce the fruit. This is why you often find a huge persimmon tree on your landthat never produces fruit. Persimmons in the wild vary quite a bit in their fruiting habits, and that’s a good thing! Some trees may drop all at once during September, and others may not ripen till early November and drop sporadically over the next five or six weeks.
Persimmons can produce fruit on small stature trees, so staking or some form of support is suggested.
The persimmon tree is adapted to an incredibly wide range of moisture, fertility, and pH levels, and can be found anywhere from the lowest-lying swampy sites all the way up the hill to the poorest, eroded uplands. Like most trees, persimmons put on the best growth in a moderately to well-drained fertile soil.
Plant at least 2 trees for pollination needs and to produce fruit.
Height at maturity: 30-60' (can be maintained at 15' or so with pruning)
Spread at maturity: 25-30' (can be maintained at 15' or so with pruning)
Hardiness Zones: 4-9