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Diospyros kaki 'Hachiya'

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

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Edible Fruits and Nuts

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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


Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive robcorreia On Feb 25, 2009, robcorreia from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

The Hachiya persimmon is my favorite fruit of all times. They must be really ripe and juicy before you can enjoy the fruit. I grew up eating those in Brazil. I intend to plant one in my backyard, but I don't have much room.
I wonder if they would grow in pots?

Neutral oceanmystic On Aug 17, 2006, oceanmystic from San Diego, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I enjoy the flavor and texture of Persimmon fresh, dried, candied and preserved. After seeing beautiful Persimmon trees grown as ornimentals and productive persimmon grown in orchard I decided to give one a try. The tree did not do well for me. Through mishap and circumstance the tree was only slightly larger seven years after planting. I was only able to harvest a few fruit.
After the first flush of growth every spring an unknown insect would vrtually defoliate the tree at night. Physical barriers did not work and my property is pesticide free.
The first spring after moving off the property the occupant killed the tree trying to invigorate it with water and fertilizer.

Positive Kelli On Nov 15, 2004, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have never grown these, but they taste very good and look beautiful hanging on the tree.


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

Anniston, Alabama
Canoga Park, California
Clovis, California
Davis, California
Ontario, California
San Diego, California (2 reports)
Brunswick, Georgia
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Lebanon, Oregon
Arlington, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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