Bearing fruit in the fall, the American persimmon tree (Diospyros virginiana) is a fast-growing larger tree that’s hardy to USDA zones 4 through 9. The tree, native to North America, grows best in well-drained soil. You must have both the male and female plants to obtain fruit. Between three and six years of age, the tree will start producing fruit. The fruit is pale orange with a red cheek, and is very constructive to bucks. Vitamins and minerals from the fruit are valuable to nursing fawns. This tree can tolerate temperatures down to -25° F.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.