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Winter hardy / American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
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The fruits are orange-yellow, are sweet, have juicy flesh and are packed with vitamin C. The plant is hardy and easy to keep.

Expected processing time

2 days

€ 3,50
Price per 5 seeds


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Common name:
American persimmon

United States

The American persimmon is a 2-6 cm large, orange-yellow fruit with sweet, juicy flesh. The fruits contain a lot of vitamin C and is not often seen. It is a hardy plant that is very easy to take care off so you can grow these fruits well on your own. In the natural environment, the tree reaches a height of 20 m, but the plant should be pruned properly, making it suitable for most gardens.

Germination instructions:
First soak the seeds in lukewarm water for 24 hours. Then sow them in sowing mix at put the whole in the fridge for 2 to 3 months. Let them germinate afterwards at a temperature of 20-25 degC. 

Sowing time:
November - May

Photo 2: Jean-Pol Grandmont (CCA-3.0 Wikipedia)

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