Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)
Persimmons are a very good fruit tree for home planting. They bloom late, avoiding spring frosts, and they do not require much winter chilling. They perform well throughout the state. Persimmon trees do not need ideal soil. They will tolerate wet feet in winter and dry conditions in the summer. The fruits are almost pest free. Trees get large and should be planted about 20 ft. apart. Cross-pollination is not usually necessary. Cross-pollinated fruit will have seeds; whereas, fruit from a lone tree probably will not.
- Persimmon Fact Sheet, UC Fruit and Nut RIC
- Persimmon Links, UC Fruit and Nut RIC
- Persimmon, California Rare Fruit Growers
- [PDF] Persimmon Varieties for Planting in the Home Garden, Paul Vossen, Sonoma and Marin Co. UCCE