Fuyu Persimmon (Diospyros kaki ‘Fuyu’)
Diospyros kaki ‘Fuyu’
- Delicious exotic fruit that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and is an excellent source of fiber!
- Easy to grow, low-maintenance tree!
- ‘Fuyu’ is a non-astringent variety that can be eaten while it is crispy, like an apple
- Bears young and can yield large crops
- Self-pollinating so you’ll get fruit with only one plant
- Attracts hummingbirds
Persimmon is loosely translated from the Latin word “food of the gods”, and all it takes is one bite of this delicious fruit to find out why! These yellowy-orange, tomato-shaped fruits are rich and sweet, and at Moon Valley Nurseries we sell these trees at fruit producing age so that you can enjoy their mouth-watering mild flavor in no time at all! And talk about healthy, these exotic fruits are high in beta-carotene, Vitamin A, and full of minerals such as Manganese, Copper, Potassium, and Iron, and as a bonus have more of the phenolic compounds that are said to fend off heart disease!
As rewarding as the fruit may be, a Persimmon is also an attractive tree, especially in the fall when the foliage is a brilliant color of red, orange, and yellow! It’s deciduous, and they are the perfect size tree for any size yard with their slightly drooping branches adding an elegant look to any landscape. We like to plant them in a spot where you can enjoy their appearance and where you can easily pick the fruit!
Fuyu Persimmon love to grow in a location where there is full sun exposure and since they’re self-pollinating, you can get fruit with only one plant. Once established, they have little to moderate water requirements. Easy to grow and maintain! An attractive tree for use as a privacy screen, hedge, or lawn specimen.
An edible landscape is an excellent way to eat healthy fruit grown your way so that you can feel at ease knowing where your food has come from, grow organic too! Fuyu Persimmon bears young and can yield significant crops so that you can share the wealth with friends, family, and neighbors!