After 40 years of trial and error, we now have 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. Our Canadian persimmon fruit look just like the Asian kaki persimmon....except smaller and tastier. If your area gets winter temps into -30 C range, we suggest planting only Canadian persimmon 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 are 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 late Oct. 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 trees productivity......once mature they give masses of orange fruit every year without fail.