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Where to Buy Our Fruit Trees, Vines and Berries

Although Four Winds fruit trees, vines and berries cannot be purchased online (coming soon!), they are available from your local California nurseries and garden centers.
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Persimmons

coffeecake_smCoffeecake™ (Nishimura Wase)

Coffee Cake Persimmon is a "Pollination Variant Variety."  When it is not pollinated by Chocolate or a Maru type Persimmon, the fruit remains astringent and orange when firm.  When soft, it becomes non-astringent like Hachiya.  When pollinated, it is edible when firm, with cinnamon specks in the flesh.

fuyu_smFuyu - Jiro ("Apple Persimmon")

Medium size, flat shape, still hard when ripe, non-astringent. Cool or hot climate. Hardy, attractive tree, practically pest free. Fall harvest. 200 hours. Self-fruitful.

hachiya_smHachiya

Large, deep orange-red, acorn-shaped. Hot summer required to mature the fruit. Sweet, flavorful, astringent til soft-ripe. Mature fruit can be frozen and thawed to ripen. Productive, ornamental. 200 hours. Self-fruitful.

Persimmon Care

Persimmons perform best in well-drained soil and with full sun exposure. Fertilize with nitrogen once a year in early spring or try adding 5 to 10 pounds of compost per tree in late winter. Water no more than once every two weeks during spring and summer. Prune to shape when dormant. The Fuyu Persimmon fruit is eaten fresh off the tree beginning in the fall. The Hachiya type fruit is picked when firm and bright orange in color and stored until soft. It is often used for baking. Both types can be dried as well.

Planting
Persimmons will tolerate some shade in hot inland areas. In cooler areas, full sun and wind protection are important. Persimmons prefer deep loamy soils, but will tolerate a range of conditions, provided soil salts are low. The preferred soil pH for persimmons is between 6.5 and 7.5.

Watering
Persimmon trees produce larger and better fruit when watered regularly, ideally receiving 36-48" per year. They will drop leaves and fruit in extreme drought conditions, but can withstand shorter drought periods. In hot areas it may be necessary to water a couple of times a week, unless they are growing in heavy clay soil.

Pruning
Persimmons can be grown as large specimen trees or pruned heavily to create a hedge. Persimmons can even be trained as espaliers if cut back to about one half the original height at planting.

Because fruit is borne on branch tips, it is best to prune selectively and thoroughly in the first few years so the tree will develop balanced structure and strong branches for fruit. Regular maintenance pruning involves heading some branches and removing others, usually resulting in a general "Open Vase" shape.

Since excess nitrogen can cause fruit drop, persimmon trees should be minimally fertilized. Trees may benefit from a 10- 10-10 fertilizer applied evenly in late winter or early spring, before fruit set.