American Persimmon Tree


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The American Persimmon Tree features exquisite orange fruit that measures up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. These trees are native to America, ranging from Connecticut to Florida and as far west as Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana where they grow wild and usually reach 30-80 feet in height. American Persimmon Trees have been cultivated for their fruit and wood since prehistoric times by Native Americans. Pollinators are attracted to their lush white flowers that give off a fragrant scent. Persimmons are best harvested when they are fully ripe, often enjoyed fresh or used in a wide range of culinary delights like puddings, pies, and jams or dried like prunes and baked in bread. The American Persimmon is a very valuable source of antioxidants and fiber. Plant Persimmon Trees to create your own mini orchard, providing a bountiful harvest of sweet persimmons.

Also Known As: Common Persimmon, Eastern Persimmon, Sugar Plum, Possumwood, Date Plum,  Virginia Date, Simmon Tree, Wild Persimmon, Persimmon Plum.

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Plant Name:
Tree, Common Persimmon
Latin Name:
Diospyros virginiana
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Bloom: 10+ Years
Plant Height: 30 - 80 Feet
Spread: 20 - 35 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 4-10
Lifespan: Perennial
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Seeds Packed For*: 2024

*Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Choose a clear, sunny location that is not in the shade of other trees. Trees establish roots better in sandy, well-drained soils rather than heavy, poorly drained soil. Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Seeds have been cold-stratified. Soak seeds 24 hours in hot tap water prior to sowing. Start indoors 1 month before last frost in well-draining containers in >65F area, or directly sow outdoors when soil is >65F. Or, directly sow unsoaked seeds in late Fall. Sow seeds 1 inch deep in soil and keep soil moist until established. Seedbeds can be covered with plastic film to promote germination. When tree seedlings reach at least 6-inches in height, transplant seedlings to the desired location.


Planting Depth: 1 inch
18 inches, transplant.


Care During the Season:

Watering: Avoid dry soil, water about once a day and keep seedlings moist until established.

Weeding: Keep plants as weed-free as possible. When plowing or hoeing do not dig deeper than 1 inch to prevent from cutting the feeder rooters which may slow the plant's growth. 

Fertilizing: Seedlings may be fertilized when they are at least 4 inches tall:.


Pick persimmon fruits when vibrant in color and easy fall when shaken or pulled, usually after frost. Mature fruits should easily detach when twisted and pulled horizontally. Persimmons bruise easily.


Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 78 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 2%
Protein 0.2 g 0%
Vitamin C 27% Calcium 0%
Iron 3% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 0% Cobalamin 0%
Magnesium 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.