American persimmon trees reliably bear crops of medium-sized, rich-tasting fruit. Native to North America, these trees are more cold-hardy than their Asian counterparts making them perfect for northern growers! American persimmon trees are also much taller at maturity. Ripe American persimmon fruit typically falls to the ground around the tree when it is time to harvest, usually in September
The American Persimmon tree is capable of growing up to 60′ tall, often developing a symmetrical, rounded crown. The American Persimmon tree will need a pollinator as the trees are considered either male or female. It produces a large crop of edible fruit but also produces valuable timber and is great for bees and honey production.
In the fall when fully ripe, the fruit of the tree has a soft smooth, jelly-like texture and a honey-like sweetness. In addition to its fruit-bearing potential, American Persimmon trees can make an attractive mid-size yard tree. The large drooping leaves give it a soft look, and the dark checkered bark of mature trees provides winter interest.
Native Americans loved them, and they are a popular food for wild turkey, mockingbirds, deer, raccoons, foxes, squirrels, and other wildlife. A grouping of several trees can make a good wildlife planting. The tree is tough and adaptable, grows rapidly, and its deep tap root gives it good drought resistance. Grows and fruits best in full sun.
Young American trees planted in good soil and a sunny location can begin fruiting in about 6-8 years.
Plant trees 30-50 apart in full Sun.
Extra large 2-3 foot Seedlings