Nikita’s Gift Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana x kaki

$46.95

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2024 Fall Shipping Season

All orders placed now will ship in Fall 2024

All orders placed will be shipped during our Fall shipping season. All trees will be shipped in containers not yet dormant.

Fall Shipping Schedule

Plant Zones 6: End of September
Plant Zones 7-8: October – November
Plant Zones 8-9: November – early December

 For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.


Nikita’s Gift is an Asian x American cross that drops fruit late, keeping deer coming back for more throughout the season. The best of both worlds, the fruit has the fruit size of the Asian persimmon and the hardiness of the American persimmon. This is a grafted tree.  Deer will find these trees and bucks will guard them to protect this special food supply. They love the sweet nutty flavor when fully ripened. Nikita’s Gift Persimmon ripens late, and drops its fruit late in October through December, depending on the USDA zone and climate where planted.

Nikita’s persimmons will bear fruit in 2-3 years depending on the care and climate they receive. Cold hardy to USDA plant Zones 6-9.

Height 10" - 12"
Spread 6' - 8'
Tree Form Central Leader
USDA Zone 6 - 9
Blooms May - June
Drops Fruit or Nuts October - November
Soil Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only when seasonal and well drained
Soil pH 6.0 - 7.0
Light requirements Full Sun
Pollination Self-fertile
Suggested Pollinators Deer Candy Persimmon, Deer Magnet Persimmon, or Native American Persimmon

Spacing 6' - 8'
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.

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

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