Deer Candy Persimmon (Early Drop)

Diospyros virginiana

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Fall Season
If you are located in USDA Zones 7-5 (Central and Northern States) your order will be placed as bare root and dormant Spring 2021 shipping. Zones 8-9 (Southern States) may be placed as containerized Fall 2020 shipping. Click here for Shipping Information.

 

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, Zones 5-9.

The Deer Candy Collection includes these varieties:

Prok

Yates

Morris Burton

We will select the best variety for success in your region. Please call our office if you would like to request a certain variety.

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. 

Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.

Size shipped: 18 – 36 inches

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

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at our Nursery.

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Chestnut Hill Nursery
Alachua, FL

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