Standard to 30 feet tall and 25' wide. Winter prune only!
For Fuyu Lovers Only. Pollinated by Fuyu & needs 200 chill hours. Ripens in the Fall, one month earlier than Fuyu. Unique spicy-sweet flavor that instantly evokes images of cinnamon pastry, hot coffee & morning sunshine! If you are considering a Fuyu, plant the pair for the ultimate persimmon experience! Non-astringent, eaten while firm. A hardy & attractive tree that is pest & disease free. Standard size tree.
"Apple Persimmon" Trees are Standard size, needing no pollinizer, but require 200 chill hours. Medium size fruit ripens in the Fall. The fruit is flat shaped, crunchy when ripe, non-astringent. Hardy, attractive tree practically pest & disease free. Slice ¼" thick (or thin); serve as snack when watching TV. Great for dried fruit also!
Larger, not as flat as Fuyu. Crunchy when ripe like Fuyu. Sweet, flavorful, non-astringent. Easy to grow, cool or hot climates. Standard size trees, no pollinizer needed. Requires 200 chill hours. Fall is the time for Persimmons, fresh / dried.
Large, deep orange-red, acorn shaped. Hot summers are required to mature the fruit. Sweet & flavorful, astringent until soft-ripe. Mature fruit can be frozen & thawed to ripen. Standard size trees, no pollinizer needed. 200 chill hours and bears in the Fall. Very productive.
Cheryl's EASY Persimmon Cookies
Cream together: 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup shortening & 1 egg.
Add to creamed mixture:
1 cup persimmon pulp (any ripe variety)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. ground clove
1 tsp. Baking soda
2 cups flour
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
Bake at 375°, about 10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.
They go great with a tall glass of cold milk!
- Apricot & Aprium
- Fig & Jujube
- Pear, Asian & Domestic
- Pomegranate & Pluot
Cold chill hours can be a little confusing. Basically they are the number of hours below 45°F subtracting the number of hours above 60°F between the months of November and February.
If you live in or around any of these areas, your average chill hours are:
- Malibu, Ventura, Santa Barbara: ± 300 Hours
- San Fernando Valley, Fillmore, Simi Valley: ± 800 Hours or less
- Santa Clarita, Lancaster: 800 Hours or more
There is no simple test for "Chill Hours" and they are calculated as an average. Each winter season differs in total chill hours accumulated, which can affect fruit production. Most of the fruit trees we carry at Otto & Sons are classified as low chill requirement and are better matched for our Southern California chill hours.