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Meader American Persimmon

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Productive trees yield superb-tasting fruit. Ideal for fresh eating. Also good for salads, cakes, breads, cookies, pies, and jams. Developed in New Hampshire by Professor Meader. Smooth, deep-green leaves turn a gorgeous rusty red in the fall — a spectacular sight in the landscape, especially when accompanied by the ripe glowing-orange fruit. Cold hardy. Ripens in September to late fall. Grafted. Self-pollinating.


Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September To Mid October
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Taste Sweet Rich
Texture Firm Until Soft Ripe
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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.

Pollination Requirements

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!


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