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Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro Asian Persimmon

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The hardiest of all Asian persimmons. Nicknamed “Itchy,” this bountiful bearer features pucker-free fruit that is never sour — it’s sweet even when picked firm! Starts producing in 2-3 years. Heat-tolerant. Tree reaches 8-10' tall. Ripens in September to October. Grafted. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September-october
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Soft
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow persimmon trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of CA.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
My favorite fruit.
Theresa L on May 13, 2016
small tree size
Roberto V on Apr 27, 2016
My favorite fruit.
Theresa L on May 13, 2016
I had one before, but it was in a location that got hard freezes. I'm trying this one closer to a building that will moderate temperature extremes. My wife loved the fruit so I'm giving it another try.
Lee E on May 9, 2016
small tree size
Roberto V on Apr 27, 2016
This is my favorite fruit! I hope to have many persimmons to eat!
kim d on Apr 25, 2016
The only non-astringent dwarf permission I can find, because I want a tree for a small yard that will only get 10 feet tall instead of 30.
Paul A on Apr 21, 2016
Friend reference
Tommaso L on Apr 19, 2016
I'm growing this in a pot on a roof top at a children's museum. This variety came in a dwarf form and is never sour.
Karen D on Apr 15, 2016
Low in salicylates, and they are not available in the stores.
Donna S on Apr 3, 2016
I saw a jiro persimmon tree at Atlanta Botanical Garden and it was lovely.
Helen C on Apr 1, 2016
I had a small patch of great full-sun property in my front yard but didn't have the space to plant several more traditional non-self pollintating fruit trees, so this self-pollinating Persimmon seemed like a great fit for what would have otherwise been unused space.
James D on Mar 26, 2016
I love persimmos and they are usually expensive at the grocery store. I'm delighted to grow my very own.
Griselda A on Mar 23, 2016
Disease resistance.
SORIN G on Mar 21, 2016
sweet and short for my zone.
Josie A on Mar 15, 2016
Awesome fruit
Zhengjie Z on Mar 13, 2016
Due to the dwarf size and sweetness.
Nathaniel B on Mar 9, 2016
I had one before, but it was in a location that got hard freezes. I'm trying this one closer to a building that will moderate temperature extremes. My wife loved the fruit so I'm giving it another try.
Lee E on May 9, 2016
This is my favorite fruit! I hope to have many persimmons to eat!
kim d on Apr 25, 2016
What the treatment for black spots on my persimmon tree leaves. The tree will not bear? H on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The IchiKiKeijiro I bought in 2014 has not gotten big enough to bloom. it replaced one I have had for many years. that tree never seemed to have any trouble with fruiting, but I must confess I don't know if it ever had blackspot. we are located in the WV panhandle so it gets pretty humid and hot here so I would assume it would be favorable for black spot. Not sure this is any help, but are you sure blackspot would keep a tree from bearing fruit? Steve
When does it bloom? Before leaves appear? I have five inches of new growth
Sean W on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Persimmons don't actually have a flower. The crowns which stay green and
eventually become the fruits.
appear 2-3 weeks after the leaves. I bought the Ichi variety last year and they don't show any crowns. But the Fuyu variety that I bought 3 years ago had fruits last year and this spring is loaded with crowns.
How much heat can the ich ki jey jiro take. Im jn Red Rick AZ between pohoenix and tucson. Summervtemps are 100+?
Armando A on May 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Armando. this is my second ich ki jey persimmon. our summer weather can get prtty hot, occasionally over 100, and we also get high humidity. It didn't see to adversely affect the first tree we had which lasted quite a few years until some super cold killed most of it a couple years ago. the replacement tree is still pretty small, but this is its second summer coming up and it is leafing out now. Don't know if any of this helps, but good luck. the fruit is definitely worth the years of waiting and it can get prolific. Steve
What is the average lifespan? I read that it has 10 years?
Sean W on May 28, 2016

Customer Reviews

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although you did not recommend me buying these trees because of my zone I did anyway and even though we had record low temperature two winters ago I had no problems with my trees! that is why I am buying even more.
February 22, 2016
1 year ago
Three years old?
Tree was well packaged, the disappointment is in the size of the tree. The trunk of the tree is smaller than my little finger in diameter . It has not yet shown any signs of life. 3/12/16. Maybe a bit early but my peach has already started to blossom. I would like to send a photo but there is no way to attach to this rating.
March 12, 2016
6 months ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointment. You are welcome to send a picture to our email of and we'll be happy to take a look for you.
March 13, 2016
Brenda HStaff
Good deal
The tree grows well. Bought it when it had just 3/8" trunk with no branches. First year it gave me 5 sweet fruits, doubled it's heights and grown about 5 branches. Now it's the second year. There are 9-10 fruits on the tree as well as more new branches.
May 17, 2016
1 year ago
Prompt Delivery, Beautiful Tree
So far, so good! The tree selection, pricing, ordering and delivery were smooth. This is the first winter in the ground, so anticipating buds in spring.
February 25, 2016
7 months ago
Dwarf persimmon
I received my Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro persimmon tree in excellent condition, with a nice stout and healthy 'trunk'. I am still working on removing a stump where I intend to plant it, but it is keeping well. I appreiciate your growing this dwarf variety, and for the information you later provided me regarding it's rootstock. I sometimes am discouraged by the homogoneity of plants that are grown by the majhority of nurseries. Stark Brothers still has a lot of variety. Thank you!
February 25, 2016
7 months ago
Love it
Still small but it's perfect for me I had 3 fruts last year and, this year it's getting very nice
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
its only the first year and it is fruit yet but hopefully.
May 11, 2016
1 year ago
My Asian Persimmon
I bought my Asian Persimmon last year. It grew pretty well last summer, then died back in the winter. It has come back this Spring and is doing great. The leaves are beautiful, shiny lime green and it is growing fast. I am very happy with this tree!
May 10, 2016
1 year ago
Survived t get leaves
The two trees have done well although pretty pathetic specimens in my opinion. THey are still pretty strangly looking, but they do have leaves on them!
May 24, 2016
1 year ago
fruit tree
I bought this tree one year ago. This Asian Persimmon tree had a healthy roots and after two weeks it gave me beautiful leaves. I was happy. Tree was good in a winter. Now it has small leaves. I recommend people to buy trees from this nursery. Thanks.
May 13, 2016
1 year ago
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