Diospyros kaki ‘Hachiya’

2010

Diospyros kaki ‘Hachiya’

Persimmon

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Nativity:

China

Growth Habit:

Rough-barked deciduous tree with large, ovate leaves that turn brilliant shades of red and orange in fall.

Growing Requirements:

Persimmons require moderate winters (greater than 0° F) and do best in warm, but not extremely hot summers. To set fruit, they need only 100 hours of chill time.

Features:

Brilliant fall foliage and fruit. This cultivar is one of the astringent varieties that must be completely ripened to develop its sweetness. Other varieties can be eaten when crisp or allowed to soften.

Where at Lotusland:

In the deciduous orchard.

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