American Persimmon, Common Persimmon, Eastern Persimmon, Date Plum
Diospyros virginiana 'John Rick'

Family: Ebenaceae (eb-en-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Diospyros (dy-oh-SPY-ros) (Info)
Species: virginiana (vir-jin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: John Rick

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

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Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

John Rick Notable for its rich flavor and highly desireable firm texture when ripe. Large fruit bearing 2-8 seeds, orange with a reddish blush.

For use as a fruit tree, it is important to select clonally-propagated selected varieties; the flavor and quality are highly variable.

Trees are not self-fertile, therefore at least two trees must be grown.