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Description

Also called Fuyugaki persimmon

The most widely grown persimmon tree. Bears young and yields large crops. The name translates to “winter persimmon”. Slightly drooping branches provide an elegant look in the landscape. Deep-orange fruit is medium-sized and oblate in shape, with a consistently sweet taste. Stays firm even when ripe. Keeps well for several weeks. Non-astringent. Seedless. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in September. Grafted. Self-pollinating.
Note: Our persimmon trees are grown in EZ Start® pots, which allow the roots to self-air prune and redirect energy to producing a dense mass of feeder roots. The main tap root will begin forming once planted in its permanent location, and will fully develop over the next 2-3 years.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small - Medium
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 And Mild
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 7 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 7 - 10
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 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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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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

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
It is easiest to take care and its fruit is tasty.
MARY D on May 21, 2020
I love persimmon and it???s self pollinating
Fema G on May 2, 2020
It is easiest to take care and its fruit is tasty.
MARY D on May 21, 2020
I buy this fruit weekly when available. Love the flavor
Joshua C on May 15, 2020
I love persimmon and it???s self pollinating
Fema G on May 2, 2020
First time trying
Stephen W on Apr 24, 2020
Friend has one and I really liked it so I had to have one
Don T on Apr 23, 2020
Love it
Michael Y on Apr 19, 2020
We already have this kind of tree and fruits are crunchy and sweet
JOVITO A on Apr 15, 2020
Due to climate change, I went from a zone 9 for decades to a hotter Zone 10A. I can no longer grow peaches like I used to, so persimmons are my next best bet. I chose this particular persimmon species, because the fruit can be harvested at different stages of ripeness from crispy like an apple to soft for making smoothies to fresh pudding or baking. Depending on ripeness, it ranges from mild to very sweet.
Laura J on Apr 14, 2020
Zone compatibility
Phonechaleun D on Feb 17, 2020
Grew up with a persimmon tree as a kid.
James A on Feb 16, 2020
I look forward to enjoying Asian Fuyu Persimmons when they are in season every year. Planting the trees will make the wait even more exciting especially if It will mean waiting for our own fruit trees to yield this delicious fruit. I like it when them when they crunchy and also when they are ripe enough to be soft to the touch.
Mario on Feb 11, 2020
this is my favorite fruit
Sylvia B on Feb 4, 2020
It???s well-liked and has good color, and the fruit is crisp.
Jason B on Dec 30, 2019
Enjoyable fruit very sweet, even when not fully mature.
FRANK G on Dec 16, 2019
Non stringent variety, good for eating fresh and deers love them
Daniel J on Dec 13, 2019
One of the best tasting fruits out there.
Keith C on Oct 30, 2019
can keep week, the fruit still sweet.
Anthony C on Oct 30, 2019
I like this fruit
An N on Oct 28, 2019
I love Persimmons. Can't wait to grow them!
Ruth W on Oct 24, 2019
I hope to grow this tree on a dry climate hillside for Winter fruit.
Joanne D on Sep 2, 2019
Looked fun to grow.
Doug N on Jun 21, 2019
Loved growing these in Ca
BILL C on May 6, 2019
This variety was recommended by a family friend that has been growing it for the past 3 years.
Makesha T on Apr 22, 2019
It is supposed to make the Maekawa Jiro Persimmon produce better.
James B on Apr 6, 2019
Yum
Wendy F on Mar 15, 2019
I love this fruit for it could be eaten as an apple - sweet and crispy
Nina S on Mar 7, 2019
Since there are many varieties of persimmon trees, this is the only Fuyu Asian persimmon that I located with Stark Bro's website.



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betty S on Mar 5, 2019
Friend has them next door and are great
Ralph S on Feb 25, 2019
Love persimmons
Susan R on Feb 22, 2019
should do real well in Tenneessee
Aaron and Rachel R on Feb 14, 2019
I have eaten this fruit and i just love it.
BRIAN L on Jan 17, 2019
non-astringent, self-pollinating, medium size.
Joshua E on Dec 30, 2018
my neighbor has this kind.
Luis B on Sep 26, 2018
I lost one of my Asian persimmons in the winter last year and needed a replacement. A lot of folks in my area recommend this one.
TINA R on Sep 8, 2018
Friends have purchased this variety in the past and have had great success with the amount of yield this tree produces.
Stephen M on Mar 31, 2017
Grumpy Gardener rec from "Southern Living"
Brian P on Mar 25, 2017
Great tasting fruit
Sam K on Nov 14, 2016
Excellent variety in the South. Disease resistant
Bobby O on Nov 5, 2016
amazing tasting fruit
Mario D on Oct 27, 2016
Bought this guy almost a year ago , it's growing healthy, got a bunch of flowers and baby persimmon but they didn't stay . Can't waiting till it bears fruit and stay.
DYNA L on Jul 17, 2016
My favourite fruit
Linden A on May 15, 2016
This is what it looks like when we used to stationed in Japan.
Grace H on May 2, 2016
Friend had one &thought I'd try it myself,was very sweet &tasty not as astringent as my others
Mark K on Apr 29, 2016
This is our favorite fruit. i cant eat strawberry, apple , quie only banana, mango. but ia can eat this. hope it will grow well and be fruitfull.
Alexander G on Apr 25, 2016
Wanted to grow the Asian persimmon because I love this fruit.
Betty B on Apr 10, 2016
The sweetest fruit and good size fruit
G A on Mar 10, 2016
kid love persimmon
camilo l on Feb 22, 2016
I buy this fruit weekly when available. Love the flavor
Joshua C on May 15, 2020
First time trying
Stephen W on Apr 24, 2020
Is there a dwarf type of Fuyu?
Marilyn G on Jul 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro Asian Persimmon tree bears a non-astringent fruit similar to a Fuyu and it is a dwarf-size tree.
What is the coldest temperature this tree can endure? I am in zone 7, and sometimes temps can drop into the single digits.
JLR TN on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 6b and I have a tree in front yard, It has passed 2 winter without any problem
My Fuyu tree has at last flowered but seems to bear only female flowers. Should it also produce male flowers? There are no other persimmon trees in the vicinity. Could I still get fruit?
Ken M on Jan 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fuyu persimmons are self pollinating, no other tree is needed, mine started bearing fruit when the tree was 3 years old, if your tree is younger than that give it some more time. Incidentally some oriental persimmons do not flower every year I have another variety, that is the soft kind when they are ripe and it has skipped a year on occasion, don't know why, but the following year it was loaded to the point of breaking branches, this was the pear shaped variety. Environmental conditions also affect fruit set, and the tree will naturally shed green fruit if it feels it can't support all the fruit.
I am in zone 7b. It is now November. When is the best time to plant?
J H on Nov 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
Can I now plant persimmon trees in Virginia as temperatures are dipping to 30 degrees ?
Don T on Nov 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
Hi! I bought a Fuyu persimmon tree late last year, its in a big container. Regrew the leaves during spring but lost all of it in summer, will the leaves re-grow?
Afroze M on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: How long has it been in a container? It does better in the ground, it's not normal for it to lose all its leaves during the growing season, some reasons could be insects such as aphids,, otherwise it may have gotten a virus blight disease, were the leaves curled and gnarly looking? To check if the tree is still alive, prune off a small twig and see if there is still a green cambium under the bark, if there is, the tree is still alive and should releaf, if it's all brown, that's a good indication the tree may be dying
Please compare the Fuyu and Ichi for taste, size and number of fruit?
Ann B on Jan 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Ichi is soft when ripe and the fuyu is crunchy. Ichi is almost too sweet you will not eat many at one time. The fuyu is also sweet but a little less. Ichi will ripen to a deep red like a tomato and fuyu will ripen to a deep orange. Ichi will ripen one month earlier than Fuyu. Both have a natural wax that will let you shine them before giving as gifts to friends.You should buy both
What size persimmon tree is this? I would prefer a drawdown tree.
Jeff T on Dec 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This persimmon tree is almost like a darwf tree. I love this fruit and they
produce abundantly. I love this fruit as it does not have a pucker when
solid.
how tall will my fuyu persimmon tree be; and what does it arrive in. Is it bare rooted?
Nichan K on Feb 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our trees that are grown in the bottomless 4x4x10" pot, which encourages dense feeder-root growth for a quick, strong establishment. When shipped, they are about 1?? - 3' tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Now is still in February Is it too early to plan it outside now in New York? Should I keep them in the pot for a while befor plan it outside?
Patricia on Feb 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These are shipped in our EZ Start pot so you can keep them potted in this container until you are ready to plant outside.

Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How tall is this tree at purchase? is the fruit the crunchy type of persimmon?
victor on Feb 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. When shipped, they are about 1?? - 3' tall. The Fuyu does have a firm texture.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what are the best planting soils for persimmons tree?
Marcia Q on Jan 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Well draining soils.
What is the warranty on this fruit trees ?
violet on Jan 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Your planting success is very important to us. If for any reason you are not satisfied, we will replace one time within 1-year. If the item is not available to be replaced, we will issue a Stark Credit or refund.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this a barefoot tree or does it come in a pot?
Edwin H on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, they are grown and shipped in a container.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you sell a Dwarf Fuyu Persimmion tree?
Marsha B on Dec 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Unfortunately, not. When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you sell the dwarf Fuyu persimmon trees?
violet on Nov 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time we do not. When this Fuyu tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can this be planted outside in the East Coast (Pennsylvania)?
Lillibeth V on Nov 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The zone range recommended for the Fuyu Asian persimmon is zones 7-10. If you enter your zip code in the my location section we will add a check mark by all the varieties that are compatible with your zone.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I live in zone 8a. The weather is starting to cool off. Can I still plant this tree in the ground or should I overwinter in garage and plant it in the spring?
Brad J on Oct 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Brad - You still have time to plant in the ground.

Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the lowest temperature a Fuyu persimmon can tolerate? Will the blooms be damaged?
Evelyn R on Mar 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The tree itself can withstand temperatures down to 10 degrees F, but the blooms are a different story. If they freeze, the fruit will be lost for the season. Cover the tree if you can to save the blooms if the forecast is for an overnight temperature of 35 degrees F. or below.
How tall is the plant when I receive?
Nalini on Dec 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Nalini. This tree ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start?? pot.
How tall will this tree grow?
Ernie on May 22, 2020
How tall does Fuyu Persimmon tree get? Do you have it in dwarf?
Maria A C on May 15, 2020
We are seeing black spots on the leaves and also leaves seem to yellow in color though spring is peaking. Can you please suggest?
Saurabj k on May 12, 2020
When the plant start to get the leaves in spring?
Cineida T on Apr 14, 2020
When will you have this in stock?
Bridget S on Mar 21, 2020

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Fuyu Asian Persimmon is best in the world.
I have five Fuyu Asian Persimmon trees in my garden all from stark Bro's, and continue to purchase every year for the past 7 years to give as gifts for friends. Each of my trees produces about 200 fruits, and the quality of the fruit is just out of sight--sweet, and absolutely delightful. I consider the Fuyu Asian Persimmon to be the best gift for anyone woman.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Asian Persimmon
My tree is loaded with these Persimmons. First year was good but no fruit. This year I have about 20 of them. Water every other week. Keep covered in the desert sun and enjoy later. I sent pictures of the Asian Persimmon to all my friends on Facebook.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Fuyu Persimmon. Forget all you think know about persimmons.
We love the Fuyu Persimmon. No bug or disease problems, but needs protection from squirrels. We grow in Central Arkansas. The fruit are delicious with an apple like texture.
August 5, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
First impressions are sometimes wrong.
When it arrived I admit I was a little sceptical. It was a twig with a support stick and I had very little confidence it would amount to much. I half heartedly planted it as per the instructions and left it to do its thing. I was pleasantly surprised to look in on it later, and see that it had grown considerably, all leafed out and quite healthy, and without much of any attention! Then came two perfect, beautiful, little blooms. Right behind those came two perfect, beautiful little fruits. I probably should have nipped them, but I didn't. I was too impressed and love to showit off now. I only planted the thing this spring! I am looking forward to many years of delicious persimmons with this marvelous little tree! I'm pretty confident now that this was good choice and I plan on buying more for friends and family.
September 22, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Love the Fuyu
Love this tree, virtually pest free, delicious fruit, I freeze them for my smoothies. I have a high demand for the fruit with some of our Bay County Master Gardeners, also the local Publix grocery store sell them for around $4 a pound in season, I have a mature 5 year old tree that produces very well every season, planted another tree 3 years ago and it will priduce this year, my one year old tree is doing well and will produce in a couple years
May 11, 2016
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over 5 years ago
Radar401
When I got it the plant just about 3/8" but produce a years later big fruit like tomato sweet and delicious, best tree I ever purchased, Thanks Stark's Bro's.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Fuyu Asian Persimmon
I didn't have much success in getting the Fuyu Persimmon to come through the winter of 2015. The tree died down below the grafting
May 17, 2016
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over 5 years ago
persimmon
It is surviving but I have not seen any persimmons. Your plants are great and you are a great company.
August 3, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
I can't wait to eat.
I do love Fuyu-gaki (Fuyu Persimmon).
Deer loves stems and leaves too. I needed deer fence.
I bought this Fuyu-gaki in Nov. 2014. So far, doing very good.
Why didn't I buy it more earlier?
May 17, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Thriving, one year later
I live in NC foothills zone and purchased my persimmon tree one year ago. The packaging was good and the tree was healthy.
I don't expect and fruits this year, but the tree is growing and thriving great.
Best time to plant a fruit tree is 5 years ago, the second best time is today!
May 6, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago