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Persimmons

American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
Astringent GRAFTED.
Some small sizes available; Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $35.00;
Large trees 3 to 5 feet tall $45.00;
Extra Large trees available this year 5 to 6 feet tall $55.00 and shipped at 72 inches

  • Prok - Persimmon was a seedling From Cornell University breeding program grown out by John Gordon of Amherst NY. Produces very large fruit, ripens in August here in Kentucky, has few seed. It is my Favorite persimmon for cooking and eating out of hand. Ripens long before frost.
    Field Grown. Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL
    Prok Persimmon
    Prok Persimmon
     
  • 100-46 - Lehman's Delight - From the breeding work of Jerry Lehman of Terra Haute, Indiana, Lehman's Delight is one of his newest creations. Very large fruit, smooth flesh, clear pulp and made to be loved. While not a large tree it is one of the heaviest producing persimmons I have ever witnessed. Very good flavor and smooth flesh. This one is all about taste.
    Field Grown. Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL
     
  • Sold OutDeer Magnet - A Late ripening cultivar, it is so named because deer love this variety of persimmon. It is known that the deer will always eat the best first. During late fall to early winter, the fruit this Persimmon tree bears is a magnet for wildlife. It is a great tasting persimmon and is a must for the hunter that has deer in mind for that trophy rack.
    Royalty of $3.00 goes to breeding of new Cultivars.
    Field Grown. Sizes: Small and Medium.

     
  • Wonderful - Late ripening September to early October. The largest fruit to come out of the England's selection of new cultivars for production and taste. Very large fruit. Progeny of Yates/Juhl X F-100 male. Tree of medium size with spreading growth habits. It would be good for wildlife food source late in the fall and for a late ripening cultivar to add to any collection for pulp production. Field Grown. Sizes: S, M, L, XL.
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    Wonderful Persimmon
    Wonderful
    Persimmon
    Wonderful Persimmon
    Wonderful
    Persimmon
     
  • Celebrity - Crystal clear fruit nearly seedless with the texture of Kaki persimmon. Rated very high for disease resistance and very high for the quality of fruit. Closest to a kaki as you can get with the cold hardiness of Virginiana Selected from the Jerry Lehman's crosses of Dollywood D128 X F58 male. Both are progeny of Miller and Early Golden. This fruit was produced from the Lehman breeding program.
    Royalty of $3.00 for breeding of Cultivars.
    Field Grown. Sizes: M, L, XL

     
  • Deer Candy - Upright growing tree, fruit is orange and large for an American, ripens well into late November. This tree does hold its fruit well and drops over a long period of time with some fruit remaining on the tree into December. Fruit is 2.25 inches average and is great as a result of the long production season. It is also great farther south where the growing season is extended. Deer will check this tree daily for dropped fruit.
    Royalty of $3.00 goes to breeding of new Cultivars.
    Field Grown. Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL available

     
  • Sold OutEarly Jewel = H118 - Very early, large sized fruit, redish colored fruit, soft when ripe, very high quality, fruit precocious and a consistent producer, bears seedless fruit in absence of a 90 chromosome male persimmon. Out of the late James Claypool Breeding program.
    Field Grown. Sizes available: M, L, XL
     
  • Valeene Beauty - Large fruit 2.25 to 2.50 inches, loses astringency quickly, very happy trees, grown well in all soils, and is a upright grower, very precocious and a heavy producer.
    Field Grown. Sizes: M, L available
     
  • WS 8-10 - Along with Celebrity these 2 trees would produce all the persimmons needed in a number of years. healthy, very productive and has an even lateral limb structure that will support the large load of the very large 2.25 to 2.50 inch fruit.
    Field Grown. Sizes: M, L, XL
     
  • J-59 Claypool - Similar to H63A but with a deep orange colored fruit. Is a very upright grower that drops fruit early. It is excellent for puddings and pies but best known for its aromatic aroma and true persimmon taste. Fruit is medium sized and is dark orange to red in color.
    Field Grown. Sizes: M, L, XL
     
  • Elmo (A-118) - From the Claypool breeding program, orange fruit with no black spots on the skin, larger than a golf ball fruit and has an unsurpassed flavor.
    Field Grown. Sizes: Medium and Large
     
  • Early Golden - - Large fruit, sweet with good flavor, self-fertile, early ripening. One of the oldest persimmons to have been propagated.
    Sizes: Medium and Large
     
  • Meader - - 2 inch plus orange fruit with good flavor. Self-fertile but will produce seed with another persimmon. Bred by Erwin Meader from the north eastern USA.
    Sizes: Small, Medium and Large
     

Asian Persimmon Hybrid (Diospyros Virginiana X Kaki) - These very fine persimmons have been tested and selected for many years. They have been selected over many others for their taste, size and cold hardiness.

  • Kasandra - A Hybrid of Great Wall crossed by an F2 Male of Rosseyanka Hybrid back crossed to Virginiana. Tested cold hardy to - 16 degrees with no evidence of freeze damage. It is a large fruit measuring about 2.50 to 3.00 inches and is delicious when ripe. Hybridized by David Lavergne, has a Brix test of 21 and ripens mid-season. Luscious bright green foliage looks like a true Kaki.
    Field Grown and Container Grown trees // Sizes SMALL $30.00. Zone 5b thru 8.
    We will have some XXL tree. Please Inquire.

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    Kasandra Persimmon
    Kasandra
    Persimmon
    Kasandra Persimmon
    Kasandra
    Persimmon

     
  • Sold Out Zima khurma =NB-02 - Persimmon bred out of Nikitskaya Bordovaya, cold hardy and good producer of orange medium to large size fruit that ripens mid-season on a semi-vigorous tree. Has low spreading growth habit and is a beautiful specimen in the fall. Trees are very cold hardy tested down to minus -16.4 F for a long time. This cultivar was bred in Japan and brought to America by Jerry Lehman of Terre Haute, Indiana. Ripens Late // Cold hardy to Zone 5 and up.
    Field Grown trees // Sizes SMALL $30.00, Medium $40.00, Large $50.00 Zone 5b and ZONE 8 / tested to -16 Degree F.
     
  • Sold OutRosseyanka -Virginiana X Kaki persimmon - A Russian hybrid and is a development of Nikita's Botanical Gardens of Yalta. Large fruit 2 to 3 inches that is nearly seedless and tastes like Kaki persimmon, has been evaluated and grown in the USA for nearly 20 years. Recorded to withstand temperatures down in the -20's January 1996 in Indiana. Is very winter hardy. Ripens Late // Cold hardy to Zone 5 and up.
    Ripens Late // Cold hardy to Zone 5 thru 8 / M, L, XL, Field grown. Sizes medium $30.00 and large $40.00
     
  • Sold OutSestronka=NB-21 - Very large persimmon looks like Kaki but very much a Hybrid. This persimmon is Nikitskaya Bordovaya crossed back to a Kaki. While it is not as hardy and does ripen late, it very much tastes like true American persimmon. It is an upright grower that is semi-vigorous. Ripens Late // Cold hardy to Zone 5 and up.
    Container Grown trees // Sizes SMALL $30.00, MEDIUM $40.00 ZONE 6 thru 8 / Hardy to -5 Degrees F.
     

Asian Persimmon - Diospyros Kaki - These 2 very fine persimmons have been tested. Selected for many years over many others, primarily for their cold hardiness, they have been tested down to minus -16 for the last 2 years. Their taste, size and productivity are excellent.
18 to 24 inches tall $30.00; Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $40.00; Large 4 feet and up $45.00

  • Korea Kaki - This tree was brought to Bulgaria by monks from the frontier area between China and Korea in the eighteenth century. This kaki seems to be very frost hardy and is late vegetating, produces a large fruit that is firm when ripe. It can be ripened rapidly by use of alcohol or hot water. Astringent type. Tree tubes recommended
     
  • Steiermark - So named after a town in Austrian Alps, a large tree growing in an open pasture near the town... No one really knows how this excellent persimmon came to be in existence--just that it has been there for the past 50 years or so. Repeated events of sub-freezing temperatures below zero and down to minus -16 here in Kentucky, with barely noticeable twig damage, have made it a reliable grower and producer here. Tree tubes recommended (USDA most 6 to 8)
Kakis available in too few a number to advertise Ice / Crystal, Inchon and others

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