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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Dec 24, 2019
Seeds look healthy. well packaged. excellent.
Jul 10, 2019
The seeds were delivered promptly,and they look like heathy seeds. I think it's too late in the season to start them this year,but I have frozen them and will plant them early next spring after danger of frost has passed.