Deer Candy Persimmon (Early Drop)
USDA Zone Shipment timing:
Plant Zones 6: Late September
Plant Zones 7-8: October – November
Plant Zones 8-9: November – late November
For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.
The Deer Candy tree! Deer seek out persimmons and will come to these trees for miles around. Every hunter knows that deer love persimmons!
Deer Candy Persimmons are grafted American female persimmons and will bear fruit in 2-3 years depending on the care and climate they receive. Medium sized persimmon, 1.25-1.5″ long. Fruit has nutty flavor and ripens early. Very productive, drops fruit between late August through October depending on variety and climate. Cold hardy to USDA plant zones 5-9.
The Deer Candy Collection includes these varieties:
We will select the best variety for success in your region. To request a certain variety make a note on in the notes field.
|Height||30' - 50'|
|Spread||20' - 35'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||August - October|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil if seasonal and well drained|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Pollination||Requires Pollinator. Plant at LEAST two trees for pollination; however, each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production|
|Suggested Pollinators||Deer Candy Persimmon, Deer Magnet Persimmon, or Native American Persimmon|
|Spacing||40' - 50'|
|Pruning||Most persimmon trees require little pruning, especially once they’re bearing fruits. Pruning is usually restricted to controlling the tree’s size or removing dead, diseased, and damaged branches. Prune any suckers that develop.|
|Fertilization||It is not recommended to fertilize trees at the time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer after the tree is established and begins to break dormancy in spring.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
- Deer Candy-Size shipped: 18 – 36 inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.