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2-2.5ft Japanese Persimmon Tree | 5L Pot | Diospyros Kaki

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Persimmon Tree - 5L Pot

Persimmon trees are among the oldest cultivated plants, going back 2000 years, but was only introduced to Europe in the 1780s. Originating from temperate regions in China and Japan, the tree is well suited to the British climate. Will produce countless apple-sized fruits when mature and will be a haven for birds. The fruit needs to be be left to ripen or otherwise will be very astringent. Flowers are unremarkable, but autumn colour is very good indeed, as good as many maples.

Characteristics

  • Comes in a: 5L Pot
  • Height on arrival: 90cm
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height and Spread: 10m x 8m
  • Harvesting Period: Late summer
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eat fresh/cooking
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Rate of Growth: Slow growing
  • Scented: No
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Soil: Loam, clay, sand, chalk

Fruit Benefits

Fruit needs to be left to ripen otherwise will be very astringent. Can then be eaten fresh, dried or cooked.

  • Pollination Group: Self pollinating

Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This tree is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful. The general consensus is that the two trees should be within 18m (55ft) of each other. To make things a bit easier fruit trees are categorised into different pollination groups. Just remember that the fruit must be of the same species but of a different variety; only an apple tree can pollinate another apple tree. However, if you buy two of the same variety, they will not offer each other any of the additional benefits of cross pollination.

The pollination groups are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if one variety is planted near another apple tree of the same group. In the UK, because of our longer spring, you can also choose a partner from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4).

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
How your order will arrive

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

  • Planting Distance: 5m - 10m with 4.5m between rows

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

More Information
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Species Fruit Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Persimmon
Uses Cooking
Supplied As 5L Pot
Rootstock Own Roots
Supplied As 4L-5L Pot
Type Fruit Trees
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