Hachiya Oriental Persimmon

Hachiya Oriental Persimmon

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Diospyros kaki 'Hachiya'

Hachiya has LARGE, conical fruit.  Self-pollinating

Outstanding ornamental tree; the leaves of many turn brilliant orange in the fall.

Deep orange; no green (except at the stem) or yellow showing. When ripe, they should feel squishy Use them as soon as possible, within a few days at most.

Unripe Hachiya persimmons can be ripened further by keeping them at room temperature for a week or more.

There are two kinds of persimmons: the Fuyu, the kind you can eat right away, and the Hachiya, the kind you can't. If you bite into an unripe Hachiya persimmon, it is VERY bitter (It's not for the impatient)                                                  

When it is ripe - it's delicious!!  Yummy!

Photos courtesy of Texas Pecan Nursery, Chandler TX. 
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Fruit Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 20' - 30'
Spread 10' - 20'
Shape Upright & Spreading
Primary Foliage Color Green (large leaves)
Seasonal Foliage Color Sheds its leaves during colder months
Flowering Season
Flower Color
Fruit Large persimmons
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full sun
Water Preferences Average: Ensure the planting area is prepared for good drainage.  Poor drainage areas may result in 'root rot'.
Hardy in Zone 7