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Persimmon Tree

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Persimmon Tree  is an excellent plant to grow, both for its aesthetic value and delicious fruit.

Persimmon Tree grows best in zones 7 through 10

The persimmon tree is botanically named Diospyros virginiana and can grow in zones seven through ten best. Though, they can be grown in other situations than outdoors, making it possible to grow the tree in other zones. That is a fruit-bearing tree that is easy to grow and naturally resistant to many diseases. It blooms in late spring, making it a tree that a late frost will not damage the fruit. The tree's foliage consists of leaves that broaden in the middle ending in a pointed tip of medium green. In fall, the leaves turn yellow, red, and orange colors before falling from the tree. The fruit of the persimmon tree is a fiery orange color, and as it ripens, it can turn yellow, orange, or brown. The fruit is pumpkin-shaped. Unripe, the fruit is astringent but changes in flavor when it is ripened and can be eaten when fully ripe and soft. The fruit is often used for cooking and jelly. That is a tree that can grow to a height of 15-50 feet depending on the growing location or topped. 

 Persimmon Tree can grow to a height of 15-50 feet

 That is a tree that in the ground it should be planted in a 50/50 mix with aged compost to allow the roots to get oxygen if planting in clay. That is a tree that, when first planted, should be watered for the first year twice a week in light soil and once a week if planted in clay soils. The tree can be pruned when young in the winter, and it is a tree that will get sucker branches. When harvesting the ripe fruit from the tree, you should use pruners to avoid damaging the branches. The fruit is attractive to some wildlife and birds.

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