Persimmon Growing Guide

Persimmon, also known as Sharon Fruit

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Deep, fertile, well-drained soil.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in spring.

Companions

Mint.

Spacing

Single Plants: 6.00m (19' 8") each way (minimum)
Rows: 6.00m (19' 8") with 6.00m (19' 8") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Prepare a large hole by breaking up the soil and adding plenty of well-rotted organic matter.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Stake trees for the first 3-4 years.

Harvesting

Harvesting depends on variety, non astringent persimmons can be eaten while still firm but astringent varieties need to be alowed to ripen until soft.

Troubleshooting

Cover trees with netting to prevent birds from destroying the fruit.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Persimmon