Chocolate Persimmon tree produces a small to medium size oblong fruit with bright red skin. Chocolate persimmons are sweet, spicy, firm brown fleshed with a few seeds when grown with a pollenizer, orange flesh and seedless without a pollenizer. Chocolate persimmons have superb flavor - the choice of connoisseurs - astringent until ripe. Please see below for more information on the Chocolate persimmon tree for sale.
Considerations for Chocolate Persimmon
USDA Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Very Late
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Very Late
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Storage: 1-2 months
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.