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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 to October. 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.


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.


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

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I hope to grow this tree on a dry climate hillside for Winter fruit.
Joanne D on Sep 2, 2019
Loved growing these in Ca
BILL C on May 6, 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
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.

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
Looked fun to grow.
Doug N on Jun 21, 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
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.
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
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.

Customer Reviews

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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
over 4 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
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
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
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
over 2 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
over 4 years ago
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
over 5 years ago
It is surviving but I have not seen any persimmons. Your plants are great and you are a great company.
August 3, 2016
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
over 4 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
over 3 years ago