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Persimmons are deer candy.  If you have any persimmon trees where you hunt, you know that the deer seek out these small, delicious fruit.  The scientific name for the persimmon is Diospyros, or "fruit of the gods".  For humans, the American Persimmon has alum in the skin, which disappears when the fruit ripens, usually after the first frost.  If you have eaten a persimmon before it was ripe, you know it will suck the wax back out of your ears.  But after it ripens, it has a rich, sweet, almost nutty flavor.  Luckily, this does not bother deer or game, which will eat persimmons right off the tree, or when they have fallen on the ground.

Deer also like Oriental Persimmons as much as the native persimmons.  These trees bear crops of large fruit, and some varieties are non-astringent, so they will never pucker your mouth.  Though traditionally grown from Zone 7-9, we have some varieties of Oriental Persimmons that will grow as far north as Zone 6. 


Persimmons are easy to grow, and will bear in just a few years.  The native persimmon trees are either male or female (and you can't tell looking at them), and so you should plant several together to make sure that you will get at least one female that will bear fruit.  If you buy grafted trees (all our Oriental Persimmons are grafted) then they are all female, and will all bear excellent fruit.


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Grafted American Persimmon
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Price: $24.95


Item #: Grafted American Persimmon - Grafted female American Persimmon. Will fruit within 2-3 years. Deer Candy! Grafted female American Persimmon, will bear fruit in only 2-3 years. It is better to plant grafted persimmons as seedling trees are sometimes male and do not bear fruit. Medium sized...
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American Persimmon American Persimmon
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Item #: American Persimmon - A wild native persimmon with a rich, nutty, amaretto flavor that attracts deer and wildlife.
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Fuyu Persimmon
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Item #: Fuyu Persimmon - The most widely planted cultivar in the world. The most widely planted commercial cultivar in the world.  Known in Japan as Fuyu-gaki, the name translates to Winter-persimmon, because fruit ripens in October-November. Deer...
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Great Wall Persimmon
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Item #: Great Wall Persimmon - Persimmon discovered on the Great Wall, very cold hardy with astringent, medium-sized fruit. Great Wall was discovered by Plant Geographer J. Russell Smith on the Great Wall in China in the 1930s. We have trees from that original tree that have been growing on our farm since Dr. Dunstan...
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Saijo Persimmon
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Item #: Saijo Persimmon - The name 'Saijo' translates to "the very best one." The name 'Saijo' translates to "the very best one". It is astringent, medium-sized (3" long) and egg-shaped, with incredible rich flavor. Very cold hardy, ripens in October-early November. When you...
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