American Persimmon Trees

American Persimmon Trees Buyer's Guide

American persimmon trees (Diospyros virginiana) reliably bear crops of medium-sized, rich-tasting fruit. Native to North America, these trees more cold-hardy than their Asian counterparts making them perfect for northern growers! American persimmon trees are also much taller at maturity. Ripe American persimmon fruit typically falls to the ground around the tree when it is time to harvest, usually in September. Unripe fruit tends to have a more astringent flavor. Most ripe American persimmons are used in delectable jams and jellies, but they are a delightfully-nutritious treat when eaten fresh as well — an excellent source of Vitamin C. These trees make wonderful additions to the home landscape with their showy fall colors and also make a great choice if your goal is to attract or feed wildlife.
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.


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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.