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Smith’s Best Persimmon Tree

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

Smith’s Best Persimmon Tree is lush, easy-to-grow, and yields succulent, honeyed persimmons. Order online now for garden-to-table freshness.


Cold Hardy (10°)-(5°)
Grafted Yes, on Native American Persimmon 'Diospyros virginiana"
Growing Zone 6A - 9B
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Product Description

Smith’s Best Persimmon: Unveil Nature’s Candy

About the Fruit

Smith’s Best Persimmon is a culinary treasure, offering a delectable sweetness that rivals the finest natural confections. This variety is noted for its rich, honey-like flavor and smooth, custard-like texture. Their bright orange, tomato-shaped fruits become little lanterns of sweetness on the tree, ready to enhance your desserts, salads, or simply to be savored as a fresh, healthy snack.

What to Know About the Tree

The Smith’s Best Persimmon Tree is a deciduous wonder, showcasing a stunning transformation throughout the seasons. In spring, it is adorned with inconspicuous flowers, giving way to the glossy green leaves that provide a lush backdrop for the developing fruits. Come fall, the leaves turn to vibrant hues of fiery red and gold, creating a spectacular autumn display. This tree is not only valued for its fruits but also for its striking ornamental qualities, including an elegant, rounded canopy that can reach 8-10 feet in height.

Harvest Season

Anticipation builds as the harvest season approaches in late fall, just as the leaves begin their colorful transition. Smith’s Best Persimmons reach their full splendor at this time, ready to be plucked and enjoyed. The tree’s bountiful yield ensures a generous harvest, allowing you to share nature’s candy with friends and family or preserve the bounty for year-round enjoyment.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ that offers a feast for all senses, where Smith’s Best Persimmon Tree stands as a centerpiece. Its seasonal beauty and bountiful harvest integrate seamlessly into your edible landscaping, offering both visual appeal and practical benefits. With Just Fruits and Exotics, your Smith’s Best Persimmon Tree arrives 100% in pot, with superior packaging and easy shipping. Our family-owned, trusted online nursery provides you with a piece of our nationally renowned expertise and a local-friendly vibe. Elevate your fruitscape™ with this exquisite tree and savor the joy of harvesting your own persimmons.

Cold Hardy(10°)-(5°)
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes, on Native American Persimmon 'Diospyros virginiana"
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height8-10FT
Mature Width6-8FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile (Fruits better with Chocolate Persimmon)
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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