Fruit trees

Persimmon: the persimmon tree


Persimmon is a very original tree that gives wonderful fruits in the fall.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Diospyros khaki
Family : Ebenaceae
Type : Tree fruit tree

Height
: 6 to 15 m depending on species
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Well drained

Foliage
: Expired -Flowering : Summer -Harvest : Fall

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It is notable for its famous persimmons which resemble large tomatoes or clementines.

Planting persimmon

Persimmon is best planted in autumn in good garden soil mixed with universal soil or planting.

You can plant in the spring but by accentuating the watering during the first months.

It is a fairly slow growing tree, so don’t hesitate to buy some already tall plants to buy.

  • Persimmon likes very sunny situations to give beautiful persimmons
  • Persimmon needs heat in summer to produce persimmon
  • It dreads stagnant water and will therefore need a well-drained soil, especially during the first years
  • A good stake for the plantation helps to maintain the tree when there is wind and therefore promotes rooting

Care and pruning of persimmon

The persimmon tree requires relatively little maintenance even if a few simple steps can help you improve the tree's growth and fruiting.

Watering persimmon:

  • Water regularly, especially in hot weather, during the first years after planting
  • Adding fertilizer is not necessary

Persimmon size:

  • In winter, prune dead wood and fragile branches
  • Remove at the base the branches that grow inwards
  • Ventilate the center of the tree to let in light and heat

To know about persimmon, the persimmon tree

It intrigues, it surprises but never leaves indifferent those who do not know this tree.

These are indeed thanks to its remarkable fruits in the fall, persimmons, that it does not go unnoticed.

After the leaves fall, it leaves on its branches these famous persimmons, orange-red in color, closely resembling tomatoes and clementines when they are still on the tree.

The persimmon is edible and even has many interests. It is rich in glucose and one is more rich in provitamin A. There are also carotene and vitamin C.

To discover : thepersimmon recipes

Harvesting and storing persimmon

Persimmon is harvested when the epidermis of the fruit loses its green color to become orange.

On the other hand, consumption occurs later because persimmon needs to ripen to be consumed.

> To ripen it, it can be dried in the sun for a few days or stored with the apples in a dry and ventilated place.

It is indeed astringent at first and needs a period of ripening. We know that persimmon is good to consume when almost overripe.

> Once ripe, it can be stored for several days in the crisper of the refrigerator.

> When it is overripe, its shelf life is much shorter, around 1 to 2 days

Smart tip about persimmon

Persimmon is a fruit that is easy to cook, discover our delicious persimmon recipes


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Video: Picking u0026 Pruning Persimmons (October 2020).