Nikitskaya Bordovaya is a very cold-hardy hybrid persimmon. It's cold-hardy and will survive in exposure around -10 degrees. It's an astringent persimmon, tastier, sweeter, and juicier than most American persimmon. The flavorful texture of the Nikitskaya Bordovaya persimmon is like an egg custard or like a ripe aromatic soft peach. Its easy to tell when this persimmon is dead ripe, it falls off of the tree.
As mentioned, the fruit from the Nikitskaya Bordovaya persimmon tree is astringent until it is fully ripe much like its parent varieties, the American persimmon, Diospyrous virginiana; and the ripe stage color is orange-red and very sweet, inheritance from the Asian persimmon parentage Diospyrous kaki. The ripened fruit can be 2-3 inches with a rather flattened shape that is attached to the twigs on the trees in large clusters when first formed, but thinning the fruit on the branches will increase the fruit’s size
Nikitskaya Bordovaya has waxy, bright green leaves which cover the tree completely to provide shade for the newly forming fruit, and the leaves turn brilliantly red in the fall to reveal a spectacular glowing landscape specimen after the first fall frost. A very small tree, good choice for backyard persimmon. Often only around 6 to 10 ft. depending on soil and climate. Please see below for more information on the Nikitskaya Bordovaya persimmon tree for sale.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 3 to 4 ft. in our field 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.
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