Fruit Japanese Persimmon 'Fuyu' (Jiro)

Grower's Comments: Self fertile

Spring; PC-NA; (##)

To 10 feet

100 - 200

USDA Zone 6 to USDA Zone 10

Full sun


FUN FACTS

At the end of World War II after the atomic bomb exploded over the southern Japanese city of Nagasaki, much of the city was demolished. Legend has it, that a lone Japanese Persimmon (aka Kaki) that was growing near the epicenter of the explosion survived the blast. The "Nagasaki Kaki", as it is known, has come to symbolize the end of the Second World War: the end of destruction and the beginning of renewal for the Japanese people.

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SizePrice
7g$45.00
10g$49.50
15g (5/8")$54.50
20g$60.00

FUYU (Jiro) is probably the most popular fresh eating Japanese persimmon in the world. Large, round, flattened on the top and bottom , it has reddish-orange colored skin that is smooth when ripe. Non-astringent, it is excellent eating when firmly ripe. Bears as a young age and is a very heavy producer. Does not have a male flower so it not have any seeds unless it has been planted with other varieties. Ripens around November in North Carolina, but it all depends on how the weather for the growing season has played out.