Japanese Persimmon Diospyros kaki - Diospyros bertii, Diospyros lycopersicon, Diospyros schi-tse

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Botanical Name:

Diospyros kaki







Common Name:

Japanese Persimmon

Seeds Per Pound:
35.88 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
40 feet
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In Stock: 35.88 lb
  • Diospyros kaki

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 11 seeds)
1 oz (~ 60 seeds)
4 oz (~ 241 seeds)
1 lb (~ 962 seeds)
1 kg (~ 2121 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Grown for its 3" edible orange fruit in late fall.
* The fruit has an exquisitely rich flavour when it is very soft and fully ripe. more...
* Dark green shiny leaves turn red, orange, and yellow in the fall. more...
* The kaki is among the oldest plants in cultivation, known for its use in China for more than 2000 years.
* It is similar in shape to an apple tree.
* The very high proportion of beta-carotene (provitamin A) makes the kaki fruit nutritionally valuable. more...
Diospyros kaki , better known as the Japanese Persimmon , Kaki Persimmon ( kaki [柿]) or Asian Persimmon in North America, is the most widely cultivated species of the Diospyros genus. Although its first published botanical description was not until 1780, [ 1 ] [ 2 ] the kaki is also among the oldest plants in cultivation, known for its use in China for more than 2000 years.
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Physical Characteristics  Diospyros kaki is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 7 m (23ft). It is hardy to zone 8 and is frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen in November. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov