Rebecca’s Gold Pawpaw

(Asimina triloba)  -Full Sun to Full Shade–  space 8′-15′ apart, needs pollinator

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  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

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  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

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

North American native plant,   

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.  

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  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

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

KSU Chappell Pawpaw

(Asimina triloba)  -Full Sun to Full Shade–  space 8′-15′ apart, needs pollinator

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  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

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

North American native plant,   

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Kasandra Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana x Diospyrus kaki) -Full Sun to Part Sun–  Semi dwarf on seedling roots. Hybrid with very large fruit 2.5-2.75″ low astringency, early ripening Zone 5b to 9

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Mikkusu (JT-02) Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana x Diospyrus kaki) -Full Sun to Part Sun–  Semi dwarf on seedling roots. Hybrid with very large fruit 2.5-3″ astringent until ripe, small ornamental tree with spreading growth habit, zone 5-8

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  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

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  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

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

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

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Collier Mulberry

 -Full Sun to Part Shade–  Full size on seedling rootstock, early fruiting, space 15′-25′ apart, self fertile

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Perhaps the single most useful tree for our area, the mulberry has copious amounts of delicious and nutritious (high protein, carbs, vitamins/minerals) fruit; is very fast-growing for quick shade and mulch production; leaves and stems are relished by most grazing livestock; and the wood is rot-resistant for fenceposts, etc.  They are used in the silk industry to feed silkworms. Even on seedlings, fruits are borne over the course of weeks rather than ripening all at once like most tree fruits.  Mulberries are delicious – they taste similar to raspberries, but with no noticeable seeds and no thorns.  The only disadvantages are the staining quality of the dark fruits; need a ladder to harvest prime berries (except for ‘Gerardi’ dwarf!); and without pruning the trees can get messy-looking, holding onto dead branches and twigs.  Mulberries can take some shade without suffering from lower production of berries.  Height to 35’.  Zones 5-9. Grafted trees on seedling rootstock.

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Gerardi Dwarf Mulberry

 -Full Sun to Part Shade–  Dwarf on Seedling Rootstock, space 6′-10′ apart, self fertile

 If you are wanting to plant a mulberry to pick berries from, this is the one for you!  It stays under 6’ tall so you never need a ladder.   The plentiful fruits are large, black and very tasty, ripening over a month or more.  Has a beautiful natural growth form with big glossy green leaves, deserving of a spot in your home landscape! Self-fertile.

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Illinois Everbearing Mulberry

 -Full Sun to Part Shade–  Full size on seedling rootstock, space 15′-25′ apart, self fertile

The most commonly available grafted cultivar, it is known for its prolonged ripening period over three months!  It also has excellent flavor and has a large berry.  Self-fertile.

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.

Huk Kam Kaki Persimmon

(Diospyrus kaki) -Full Sun to Part Sun–  Korean Black persimmon Hardy to -6 F (barely zone 6)

Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36

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Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.