Japanese Persimmon Diospyros kaki

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Botanical Name:

Diospyros kaki

Family:

Ebenaceae

Genus:

Diospyros

Species:

kaki

Common Name:

Japanese Persimmon

Height:
40 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8


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  • Diospyros kaki

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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 1/4 inch 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...
Usda description:
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