Rosseyanka Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana x Diospyrus kaki)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Semi-Dwarf on Seedling Rootstock, Up to 25′ tall, self-fertile

Nearly seedless 2-3″ large fruits.  This American/Asian hybrid (non-GMO) takes after the American persimmons in leaf and form, reaching up to 25′ tall, but tastes like a good mix of the two types.  Soft and wrinkly when ripe, like the American persimmon.  Self-fertile. Zones 5-8 . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Seedling Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on own roots, 35-60′ tall

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Valeene Beauty American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Valeene Queen American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Early Golden American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

1 1/2″ large fruits with good flavor. . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Geneva Long American Persimmon

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

Sources disagree whether this is a pure American Persimmon or possibly an American/Asian cross, but its form is completely American.  It bears large, less-astringent fruit that has a unique elongated shape – about the size and shape of an egg.  Good texture, more firm when ripe than wild persimmons. 35-60′ tall. Zones 3-9 . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Ichi Ki Kei Jiro Asian Persimmon

(Diospyrus kaki)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Dwarf on Seedling Rootstock, 8′ tall by 10′ wide, self-fertile

One of the hardiest Asian persimmons.  Large fruits are firm and crunchy when ripe, and seedless.  Early ripening.  Great edible landscaping choice – care-free dwarf trees have glossy green leaves, good fall color, and the fruit will hang on the branches after leaf fall for a stunning specimen tree.  Reaches just 8′ tall, spreading up to 10′ wide.  Self fertile.  Zones 6-10  very limited supply . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Nikitskaya Bordovaya Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana x Diospyrus kaki)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Dwarf on Seedling Rootstock, Up to 12′ tall, self-fertile

This American/Asian 2nd generation hybrid (non-GMO) is reportedly a back-cross between ‘Rosseyanka’ above and the Kaki Asian persimmons.  It boasts 2 1/2″ sweet, flavorful fruits that are soft when ripe.  It gets its size and taste from its Asian persimmon parents, but it is as cold hardy as an American persimmon.  Suitable for edible landscaping with it’s glossy leaves and attractive fall color.  Reaches just 12′ tall.  Commonly sold under a trademarked name which you can probably guess.  Self-fertile. Zones 5-8 . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Prok American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

One of the largest American persimmons with 2 1/2 to 3″ fruits, and rated best tasting by many fruit enthusiasts.  Early ripening.  If it is planted without a pollinator the fruits are nearly seedless, but in this area of the country, unless you live in the city you likely have male persimmons close enough to pollinate. 35-60′ tall. Zones 5-9 . North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

seedling from improved varieties Pawpaw

(Asimina triloba) 

Full Sun to Full Shade. space 8′-15′ apart, needs pollinator

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

wild seedling Pawpaw

(Asimina triloba) 

Full Sun to Full Shade. space 8′-15′ apart, needs pollinator

. North American native plant.

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Autumn II American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

Here in Southern Indiana we are in prime persimmon country.  Wild American persimmons literally grow like weeds in our fields.  Persimmons have no significant pest or disease problems, making them an excellent low maintenance choice.  So if they grow wild here why do you need to purchase a persimmon tree from a nursery?  There are several benefits: the most significant reason is that American persimmons are diœcious – trees are either male or female, and the males don’t fruit.  So if you plant a seedling you have a good chance of ending up with a non-fruiting tree.  We do sell seedlings for the adventurous among you, but most of our trees are grafted: a branch from an improved variety of female persimmon is grafted onto a vigorous seedling rootstock.  Most American persimmons need a male for pollination, although some cultivars are self-fertile or partially self-fertile (producing some fruit without pollination, but will produce more with a male).  If you live in the country here in Southern Indiana/Northern KY chances are you have a male persimmon tree somewhere nearby.  They don’t need to be very close for pollination.  Asian persimmons and their crosses are usually self-fertile.  

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

DEC Goliath American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

DEC Miller X American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)

Full Sun to Part Sun. Full size on Seedling Rootstock, 35-60′ tall

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Sunflower Pawpaw

(Asimina triloba) 

Full Sun to Full Shade. space 8′-15′ apart, needs pollinator

. North American native plant. Grafted

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.