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Maekawa Jiro Asian Persimmon

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A uniquely cold-hardy tropical tree. Large, seedless persimmons have a conical shape, and are firm and crunchy, with the sweet taste of fresh sugar cane. The time to pick is when the fruit turns orange and the flesh is still firm, like an apple. A perennial taste-test winner! The naturally-dwarf size (rarely taller than 15’) makes fruit-picking easy. Excellent pest- and disease-resistance. This tree will also suffer heat, drought and humidity without flinching. Ripens approximately one week earlier than Ichi-Ki-Kei Jiro, in September. Grafted. Self-pollinating, but will produce more/larger fruit with a Jiro (Fuyu) nearby.

Characteristics

Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 6 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 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.

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!

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.

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Self-pollinating & cold hardy to zone 6.
Terri V on May 18, 2019
Supposed to be disease and pest resistant. Should be easy to grow and should be good in my zone.
James B on Apr 6, 2019
Self-pollinating & cold hardy to zone 6.
Terri V on May 18, 2019
In Northern Nevada it can snow in July. We have an extreme high desert climate. Super cold in winter, and super hot in summer.
Martin U on May 17, 2019
Supposed to be disease and pest resistant. Should be easy to grow and should be good in my zone.
James B on Apr 6, 2019
Good fruit!
Ernie on Apr 3, 2019
self pollinating, sweet, non astringent
Vasil A on Apr 3, 2019
Great taste.
Ariel C on Mar 11, 2019
We enjoy persimmon fruit and wanted to grow a tree
Lavern K on Mar 6, 2019
Disease resistance and cold hardy.
SORIN G on Feb 25, 2019
Like persimmons so I thought I would see if can grow one
George C on Feb 17, 2019
In Northern Nevada it can snow in July. We have an extreme high desert climate. Super cold in winter, and super hot in summer.
Martin U on May 17, 2019
Good fruit!
Ernie on Apr 3, 2019
Will this Asian persimmon variety cross pollinate with a Yates persimmon?
Tim C on May 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Asian and American persimmons are two different species and will not cross-pollinate.
Is this non-astringent persimmon?
Dette on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is. It's very sweet.
How large does the maekawa grow?
Sabrina N on Mar 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It rarely grows taller than 15"; it is a naturally dwarf tree.
what is the difference between Maekawa Jiro Asian Persimmon and ICHI-KI-KEI-?
yy w on Mar 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They are very similar and ripen at about the same time. "Itchy", as it's called, is somewhat more cold-hardy and grows to a mature height of about 5' taller than Maekawa; Maekawa Jiro is also more pest- and disease-resistant.
Can you grow this tree in a pot? Maekawa Jiro Asian Permission
Lavern K on Mar 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can grow almost anything in a container! This excellent article will answer your questions and provide good advice. Please see "Growing Fruit Trees in Containers" //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/fruit-trees-in-containers-pt1

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