PERSIMMON -Canadian TAYLOR
After 40 years of trial and error, we now grow persimmon trees that produce fruit even after our coldest winters(wind chills of -40 C ). Our Canadian persimmon fruit mellows(when fully ripe) into a delicious, sweet, orange-fleshed delicacy. Fruit will hang on tree through fall into winter and will not be affected by freezing temps looses astringency on freezing but not its taste. Fruit can be ripened off the tree.... by storing in plastic bag with ripe apples.... to loose the astringency. Our Canadian persimmon fruit look just like the Asian kaki persimmon....except smaller( golf ball size) and tastier( more pronounced "fruit of the Gods" flavour). If your area gets very cold winter temps into -30 to -40 C range, we suggest planting only Canadian Persimmon TAYLOR trees grown from our fruit seeds and not grafted trees. Why? The graft makes the persimmon tree less resistant to winter cold. The quality of the fruit on the seedling trees produced from our seeds is excellent. Some seedlings may be self-fertile but plant several to ensure better cropping. Canadian persimmon seedling trees resist -35 C ( Zone 3 or colder) and show no pest or disease problems. Fruit harvest is October on the bare branches. Our CANADIAN persimmon makes a small, beautiful, easy-care tree that should be planted more....by fruit lovers looking for something unique. Neither "Polar Vortex" winters nor cold spring frosts seem to affect our Canadian Persimmon TAYLOR trees productivity......once mature they give masses of orange fruit every year without fail. We sell 3 yr old seedling trees that are 50-100 cm tall and if grown well they should produce persimmons approx 4 yrs after transplanting
if you have room for only one persimmon then plant a self fertile grafted variety like Nicola which is described elsewhere on our website.
Canadian Persimmon TAYLOR.....$95