Japanese Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Sharon Fruit, Kaki
Diospyros kaki 'Suruga'

Family: Ebenaceae (eb-en-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Diospyros (dy-oh-SPY-ros) (Info)
Species: kaki (KAH-kee) (Info)
Cultivar: Suruga

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Needville, Texas

Plano, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 12, 2010, diamondjfarms from Needville, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the best tasting non-astringent varieties. The spreading tree is of moderate height (10'). Large fruit (220 g). Skin orange-red. Flesh dense, very sweet and better even than Giant Fuyu, with a long shelf life, excellent quality. The fruit is delicious while still crisp. Difficult to soften on tree (fruit becomes spongy rather than soft). The tree is vigorous and upright with good fruit set, and produces only female flowers. Fruit ripens from early November through early December. Keeps well Tree almost free from alternate bearing. An excellent cultivar, it prefers a warmer climate.

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On Dec 1, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A late ripening crunchy persimmon. Small deep orange fruit with a rich sweet maple syrup flavor.