American Persimmon Tree – Diospyros virginiana – Live Plant
Most trees still have leaves but some are losing them getting ready for dormancy in winter.
Ships BARE ROOT
Diospyros virginiana is a persimmon species commonly called the American persimmon, common persimmon, eastern persimmon, simmon, possumwood, possum apples, or sugar plum.
The fruit has a rich, nutty, amaretto flavor, but is astringent until completely ripe.
The ripe fruit is used in traditional recipes for jam, cookies, cakes and custards.
It has a black corrugated bark that looks like alligator hide, and its foliage is orange-red in the fall.
The nectar from flowers provide a significant food resource for pollinator species like bees.
This native species is a quintessential part of any food plot.
Trees are either male or female, so you should plant 3-10 trees in a block, to ensure pollination unless you have other persimmon in your area.
We cannot send specifically Male or Female as they are too young to determine the sex of each tree at this stage.
American Persimmons will bear fruit in 6-8 years.
Plants shipped are approx 6″-10+” Tall in 3″ pot.
Cold hardy to USDA plant zones 5-9.