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American Persimmon Tree

· NATIVE fruit tree with a long history of feeding early Americans

· Not only is the fruit valuable, the wood is treasured by woodworkers

· Great fruit producer since the tree sets buds well after chance of spring frost

· Fruit is harvested very late – generally after the first frost. This softens the fruit and sweetens the fruit

· Persimmon trees require full sun planted in well-draining soil

· 16’ H x 12’ W

· Prune to form branching to support fruit; two trees required for cross pollination - male and female

American Persimmon Tree
American Persimmon Tree

Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter


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