Jiro, from the Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, is one of the best non-astringent cultivars. It is the cultivar widely grown in California that is marketed as Fuyu. Very large fruit, Ripens in late October, cold hardy.
|Spread||15' - 20'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||7 - 9|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||October|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Suggested Pollinators||Oriental Persimmon|
|Spacing||25' - 40'|
|Pruning||Most persimmon trees require minimal 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||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|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.|
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