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Larger than most American persimmons. This variety bears huge crops of sweet, juicy fruit. Tree reaches 30-50' tall. Ripens in mid September to late fall. Grafted. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Soft, Smooth
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 35 - 50' tall x 35 - 50' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 35 - 50' 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!

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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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Great comments from other who had purchase these and I have always wanted to grow Persimmons they are a favorite of my wife and mine.
Todd J on Mar 25, 2017
hardy in my location
harlan b on Feb 28, 2017
Great comments from other who had purchase these and I have always wanted to grow Persimmons they are a favorite of my wife and mine.
Todd J on Mar 25, 2017
Recommended by University of Ky.
Patsy Hawes G on Mar 15, 2017
hardy in my location
harlan b on Feb 28, 2017
The description sounded appealing. Persimmons grow wild in Missouri, so I'm hoping this domestic one will do well.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
trying to collect as many persimmons as I can
Mark L on Aug 26, 2016
Recommended by University of Ky.
Patsy Hawes G on Mar 15, 2017
The description sounded appealing. Persimmons grow wild in Missouri, so I'm hoping this domestic one will do well.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
Is this an astringent variety?
Shirley on Dec 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Prok will be astringent if it is not allowed to fully ripen. You cannot judge ripeness by the skin color, since the fruit will be fully orange before it is ripe. When ripe, Prok persimmon fruit should be completely soft, with an almost jelly-like texture inside when it is sweet enough to eat. A good sign of ripeness is when the fruit starts dropping from the tree. Just gather and enjoy!
Will this tree grow well in soils that have a ph level near 8 or does it need slightly acidic soils?
Jeremy on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: American persimmons do best with a soil pH between 6.0-7.0. You can add some soil acidifier to the planting hole and test the soil each year to see if the pH is still in the right range. You can find soil acidifier here: //
I have an American persimmon that is well adapted to my climate, flowers, but never bears fruit. I gathered seed in Missouri years ago. I want to plant an American so this ( male?) tree with tiny flowers has a companion.. would this Prok pollinate my wild American persimmon?
Steve on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We've been putting together an answer that is probably not specific enough for you. Do these two bloom at the same time? If so, they will pollinate one another. Of course, Prok is self-pollinating but will benefit from a nearby American persimmon that blooms at a similar time. About the other part of your question - this may provide some answers about blooming but not fruiting: //
does a prok persimmon grown from seed a true prok?
uncle bill on Oct 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The chances are iffy at best. The only way to guarantee a true Prok permission is to graft a scion of the parent onto a suitable rootstock.

Customer Reviews

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prok persimmons
My dad bought 4 trees for me about 10 years ago. 3 of them have made it. They have had fruit for at least the last 6 years. Most of them have 1 to 3 seeds. This year some of the fruit are 2 1/2" across. I would highly recommend that you try these.

Kent Roach Darlington Indiana
October 6, 2016
first year review only
the container tree established quickly when planted before leafout and more than tripled in size the first year.
March 25, 2016
I was pleased with purchase
I bought persimmons last spring for my self I did not plant until I felt safe with the weather I live in upstate ny.Anyway I was very happy with them they grew fast.I bought some for my son this year and he was pleased with them.Right now I am waiting for them to break dormancy which I read they are one of the last trees to come back in the spring.So I am very pleased with them.from Rome ny
May 15, 2016
over 3 years ago
Prok American Persimmon
Trees are doing quite well. Only have had for about a year so no fruit yet. Would recommend buying from stark to anybody!
August 9, 2016
over 3 years ago
I bought persimmons before and was surprised at how fast they started to grow. I haven't had them long enough to produce fruit but it shouldn't be much longer.
May 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
Persimmon Didn't Grow
I purchased two Prok Persimmon trees last year, one took off growing and has reached 4+ feet and looks very healthy. The second tree never took off growing remained at approximately 15 inches and the main trunk died during the winter. I planted both of them with good soil and a lot of sun light. With the first tree growing very well I may have persimmons in 2-3 years.
May 7, 2017
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
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May 10, 2017
Brenda HStaff
My Prok Persimmon is doing beautifully. I watered it deeply once a week all season. It put on two flushes of growth grew very nicely, wintered a Blue Ridge Mountain winter with no problems and broke bud with many plump healthy buds. Amazingly, since breaking bud in April it has grown in height 12 inches (it is now mid-May)! Truly a gorgeous specimen I would recommend to anyone.
May 11, 2017
1 year ago
Hardy little tree
Glad my persimmon tree came to me packaged with a support stake as this particular one seems to like to lean. It's going on year 2 (maybe 1.5) and is leafing out quite well this spring. I need to weed around it. I took a pic of it but unfortunately this review doesn't seem to let me paste. Good little tree.
May 5, 2017
1 year ago
Prok American Persimmon
This is my 2nd. year since planting. I haven't had any persimmon production yet; however, I believe I might have some this season. Can't wait! My neighbor has 2 trees that bear, but they are very stingy with their gifts. My trees are beautiful. They have grown & matured so much this Spring. Healthy plants.
May 17, 2016
over 3 years ago
Produced fruit in first full growing season
We purchased 1 Prok and 2 Yates persimmons as a package. We received them near the end of summer, 2016. All three grew well in 2017, with the Prok producing 4 persimmons which were edible in the first full growing season. Very pleased.
January 10, 2018
1 year ago
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