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Chocolate Persimmon Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

The Chocolate Persimmon Tree is a unique, richly-flavored fruit bearer, ready to enhance your garden. Order online now for a distinctive, delicious harvest.


Cold Hardy 0-5°
Grafted Yes, on Native American Persimmon 'Diospyros virginiana"
Growing Zone 7A - 9B
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Product Description

Chocolate Persimmon Tree: Decadence in Your Garden

About the Fruit

Indulge in the unique sweetness of the Chocolate Persimmon, a variety that’s as luscious as it sounds. This exotic fruit is prized for its rich, spicy flavor and smooth, pudding-like texture. With a deep orange exterior, it reveals a surprising chocolate-colored flesh inside, giving a visual and culinary delight. Perfect for fresh eating, baking, or creating decadent preserves, the Chocolate Persimmon is a gourmet addition to any kitchen.

What to Know About the Tree

The Chocolate Persimmon tree offers year-round interest with its glossy green leaves and strikingly beautiful fruit. This deciduous tree provides a seasonal display, transitioning with fiery autumn hues before shedding its leaves. Reaching up to 12-15 feet at maturity, it’s adorned with charming, bell-shaped flowers in the spring, making it a picturesque choice for your garden. The tree’s hardy nature means it can withstand cooler temperatures, allowing a wide range of gardeners to enjoy its bounty.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in the fall when the Chocolate Persimmon fruit matures, hanging like ornaments amidst the autumn leaves. Harvesting typically begins in late October and extends through December, delivering a sweet treat just in time for the holiday season. The sight of these unique persimmons against the backdrop of crisp fall air is a truly enchanting garden spectacle.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ that’s both visually stunning and delectably productive. The Chocolate Persimmon tree is a splendid choice for those looking to add a touch of elegance and exotic flavor to their gardens. Whether as a focal point or integrated into a diverse edible landscape, this tree’s graceful form and mouthwatering fruits will transform your outdoor space into an oasis of beauty and taste. With Just Fruits and Exotics, you can be confident in receiving a tree shipped 100% in pot, as if handpicked by you in person. Our superior packaging and easy shipping make growing your dream fruitscape™ a breeze. Embark on an edible landscaping adventure with the Chocolate Persimmon tree and savor the rewards of a rich, fruitful garden.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes, on Native American Persimmon 'Diospyros virginiana"
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height12-15FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Persimmon Trees

Embark on a unique Fruitscaping™ journey with our exquisite selection of Persimmon Trees. We offer both astringent and non-astringent varieties to cater to diverse taste preferences. While astringent persimmons are known for their high tannin content, making them best enjoyed when fully ripe, non-astringent persimmons can be savored crisp, like an apple, without the mouth-puckering sensation.

Persimmon trees are nature’s multi-taskers, adding visual allure, shade, and succulent fruits to your organic garden. They are remarkably resistant to diseases and pests, making them a low-maintenance yet high-reward addition to your Fruitscaping™ endeavors.

Persimmons thrive in well-drained, sandy or loamy soil and prefer slightly acidic conditions. They flourish under full sun exposure, needing at least six hours of sunlight daily to yield a rich crop.

In the Fruitscaping™ design, persimmon trees offer striking ornamental value. Their lush foliage in summer and vibrant, orange-yellow fall colors create a spectacular display. Moreover, the bright orange fruits hanging on the tree after leaf drop offer a unique, decorative touch throughout the winter.

Persimmon trees also prove a fantastic choice for different gardening styles. Whether you choose to shape them into a magnificent espalier or let them grow naturally, they contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of your garden.

Immerse yourself in the rewarding journey of Fruitscaping™ with our Persimmon Trees. From planting and caring to harvesting and enjoying the sweet, honey-like flavor of your homegrown persimmons, each step is filled with delightful experiences. With our astringent and non-astringent varieties, discover the pleasure of growing and savoring your own persimmons.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.


Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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