Tanenashi Persimmon Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11


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The Tanenashi Persimmon Tree is a Japanese naitive that grows an astrigent type of persimmon that becomes sweet once ripened. These trees are ornamental with dark green foliage, bright orange fruit, and a pleasing natural shape. The Tanenashi Persimmon is a medium sized fruit tree that will reach mature heights of fifteen to twenty feet. The trees are upright and somewhat spreading, and can attain widths of ten to twelve feet.

Tanenashi Persimmon Trees are self-pollinating and will produce fruit from a solitary tree. As with most self-fertile fruit trees, the Tanenashi Persimmon will grow a higher yield when a pollinator tree is present. Tanenashi Persimmon Trees are suited for growing in the ground in USDA Zones 7 to 11. They are flexible as far as soil type, and can grow easily in any well-drained, loam soil.

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Persimmon Tree Care

In USDA Zones 7 to 11, plant your new Tanenashi Persimmon Tree in the ground in soil that is rich in organic matter and drains well. Choose a location that has at least ten feet of room on all sides in order to allow the tree to grow without obstruction. You can mulch the ground with leaves, tree bark, or composted material to help prevent weeds and retain moisture.

Once established, a Tanenashi Persimmon Tree can take long periods of dry weather. Water when soil is dry down to three or four inches for the first few months, then reduce watering to twice monthly or less depending upon weather conditions. Prune Tanenashi Persimmon Trees in late winter or early spring, after all fruit has been picked, but before new growth appears.

Fruit & Harvesting

Tanenashi Persimmons begin to flower in spring, and their bright orange fruit is ready to pick beginning in September. Fruit will continue to remain on the tree, and later fruits will ripen through October. The fruit of the Tanenashi Persimmon Tree needs to be picked and stored to fully sweeten before eating. This process can take up to a few weeks, much like an avocado.

Tanenashi Persimmons are known for their dried blossom crown. This feature of persimmons is a defense against many insects that tend to approach the fruit from the tree’s stem. When picking Tanenashi Persimmons, use hand pruners to cut the fruit away from the tree, leaving the dried cap in place. Once picked, store until the flesh yields slightly to the touch. Taste fruit periodically as they sweeten, and soon you will learn exactly when your persimmons are ready to eat.


Growing Zones


Once you have selected a location, dig a hole that is just as deep and twice as wide as the root ball of your potted tree. Remove any large rocks from the side or bottom of hole if possible. Remove the Tanenashi Persimmon Tree from its pot and place the root ball into the hole. Refill with compost and rich soil until the tree is planted with the ground soil even with the top of the root ball. Water the tree in well and mulch the ground if desired.

If you are growing a Tanenashi Persimmon Tree in a well-drained container, plant it in much the same way as you would in the ground. Do not over bury the tree’s root ball. Also, be sure to water the tree well once potted, but do not re-water until the soil is dry down to at least 3 to 4 inches from the surface.


Are the fruit of a Tanenashi Persimmon Tree sweet?

Tanenashi Persimmons are very sweet once ripened and ready. They are an astringent type of persimmon, which means that they do require a period of maturing after they reach full size, before they mellow and become sweet.

Is it normal for my Tanenashi Persimmon Tree to drop its leaves?

Yes Tanenashi Persimmon Trees lose their leaves in winter. The trees will often display many deep red-orange fruit, even after the leaves have shed. This gives the Tanenashi Persimmon Tree a striking appearance.

Where can you grow a Tanenashi Persimmon Tree?

You can grow a Tanenashi Persimmon Tree in USDA Growing Zones 7 to 11. They do best with mild summers and short winter days which cause leaves to fall on time and new growth to be vigorous.

How long does it take for a picked Tanenashi Persimmon to get sweet?

Tanenashi Persimmons can be picked, even while still firm, in late September through the end of the year once the fruit is a dark orange to red. Wait until the fruit is soft before eating, which can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on how far along the picked fruit is. You can also wait for fruit to soften on the tree, but this creates more chances for the fruit to be damaged by wind, falling, or pests.