NAME: Italian Persimmon
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Dateplum Persimmon / Date Plum / Caucasian Persimmon / Lilac Persimmon
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Diospyros Lotus
COLOR: Creamy White Flowers / Orangish Fruit (Changing from Yellow - Purplish Brown)
PLANT SEEDS: Fall Sow / Cold Stratify
BLOOM TIME: Summer
HARDINESS ZONE: 5 - 10
PLANT HEIGHT: 30'
PLANT SPACING: 20'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Moist
QUANTITY: 10 Seeds
OTHER: The Italian Persimmon is native to southeast Europe & southwest Asia. This heirloom species is one of the oldest cultivated plants & is both a parent plant & rootstock provider for many Asian persimmon trees. The trees grow at a medium rate, & have glossy green leaves. They are able to grow in most soils including heavy clay & rocky soils.
Spring flowers develop into fruit as the seasons progress. The fruit starts out yellow & turns orange to red & deeper purplish tones as it ages. The mature fruits typically measure between ½” & ¾”. The ancient Greeks dubbed it “God’s Fruit”, but a more useful descriptive nickname is The Date Plum, because the fruit tastes like a cross between a date & a plum. These Persimmons can be enjoyed as a juicy fresh fruit raw off the tree, dried, or made into jams & countless other delicious treats. The fruit contains lots of sugars and vitamins, & allowing the fruit to go through a frost or drying it brings out its natural sweetness. The Italian Persimmon is dioecious, but female trees will still produce seedless fruit without a male tree present.
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Jan 11, 2021
Jul 17, 2020
Fast and was in great condition. Planted seeds already.
Jun 29, 2020
Seeds look healthy. well packaged. Can't wait to get them in the ground!
Jun 24, 2020
Item was ordered on May 28. Delivery was stated to be on the 18 of June on the seller etsy page.Seller only shipped on June 15 and delivered on the 24th of June. Seller blamed usps for deliver time and stated sent second batch of seed with same tracking number. Will not recommend seller. You could get stuff from china faster then this USA based seller.