Chocolate Persimmon Tree

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Sold out for the 2024 Season. 


Optimize Shipping: Shipping is calculated by box size. We can fit up to 8 bare-root fruit trees in a box. Multi-budded fruit trees and Jujube trees will count as 2 due to branching. Optimize your shipping by ordering multiple trees.


Chocolate Persimmon - Variety Information 

  • Highly sought-after fruits. Hard to find in the market.
  • These unusual, non-astringent persimmons are medium-sized and elongated.
  • Similar to Fuyu Persimmon.
  • Unique because the flesh inside is more brown than orange.
  • When ripe they possess subtle notes of chocolate flavor.
  • The texture is firm like the Fuyu Persimmon, as opposed to the soft Hachiya Persimmon.
  • Sweet cocoa tinted flesh.
  • The productive trees produce lime green new leaves in spring, which darken to emerald and flush to a brilliant orange in fall.
  • Self-fruitful
  • grafted onto standard D. lotus rootstock
  • zones 7-10, 200 chill hours
  • This fruit tree is shipped dormant and bare-rooted.


Click here for information on how to plant bare-root trees
Click here for our Bare Root Fruit Tree Growing Guide (pdf)
Guia de cultivo para un arbol de raiz desnuda


Also Read:
Choosing the Right Persimmon Tree
How to Grow and Care for a Persimmon Tree
Pruning Fruit Trees: A Simple Guide


     What is a Bare Root Fruit Tree?

    A Bare root fruit tree is a 2-3 year old fruit tree which has been dormant for the winter. It is delivered to you without soil. The best time to plant bare root fruit trees is the end of the winter season. This gives your tree time to acclimate to it's environment before the warmth of spring comes.


    Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee: 

    We guarantee that trees that are shipped dormant will leaf out the following spring if you follow our growing and handling instructions.  Any dormant tree that does not leaf out can qualify for a refund if you submit a claim by May 15th.  All deciduous fruit trees, persimmons and jujubes need to be planted in the ground by April 1st to qualify for replacement, unless you are in area where the ground is still frozen at that time.  


    In the rare event that your dormant tree/plant has not leafed out by May 1st, please perform a “scratch test” to check for green under the bark.  Just beneath the dry, outer layer of bark in a tree's trunk lies the cambium layer.  In a living tree, this is green; in a dead tree, it is brown and dry. To perform a “scratch test”, scratch off the top layer of bark in a small spot on a branch and on the trunk.  Be sure to do 1 test above the graft union, and a 2nd just below the graft union.  If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. 


    To qualify for a refund, you must submit a claim via email to by no later than May 15th.  Please include your order number in the subject line of your email.  

    Claims must include:

    -Photos of the scratch test areas

    -Your order number

    -Name(s) of trees affected.    


    We will review your claim and if approved, we will issue you a refund for the purchase price of your dormant tree (excluding shipping).  We reserve the right to not issue a refund for items that have already been replaced


    Protect your tree from sunburn, insects & rodents with PLANT GUARD tree paint & foliar spray.


    Protect your roots from rodents with ROOT GUARD the original gopher wire basket. 


    Feed your fruit tree with Romeo Plant Food. This water-soluble fertilizer is great for in-ground or in-container growing. 



    • Optimize Shipping: Shipping is calculated by box size. We can fit up to 8 bare-root fruit trees in a box. Multi-budded fruit trees and Jujube trees will count as 2 due to branching. Optimize your shipping by ordering multiple trees.
    • No customer pick-up
    • We can ship our "Other Edibles" (non-citrus plants) and growing accessories to most states, including Alabama, Texas, Arizona or Florida. 
    • Sorry, we do not ship any items to the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico or to API/APO addresses, or to other countries at this time.
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    Bare Root: 

    • Our trees are measured by trunk caliper.
    • Trunk size may vary slightly based on availability during the season.
    • Average trunk size is 1/2".
    • This fruit tree is shipped dormant and bare-rooted.

    All of our bare root fruit trees will come pruned so that the reduced root mass is balanced with the canopy to maximize grower success. Our bare root fruit trees are headed back to fit in the 60" tall box that they will ship in. Branches are seldom removed during this process unless dead or damaged and are only reduced to fit the tree in the box so that the grower can decide what branches to keep or remove. This is done in a way that will allow the home grower to continue to grow the tree as a central leader or prune the tree to an open center.


    Growing Conditions

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    Full Sun

    Provide 8 or more hours of direct sunlight per day.

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    20'-30' Mature Tree

    The tree is grafted onto standard D. lotus rootstock which will reach 20'-30' at maturity. Not recommended for container planting. Trees can be kept much smaller with judicious pruning.

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    Self Fertile


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    Fall (November)

    The season when fruit typically ripens in California.

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    Hardy to 0°F

    USDA Zone 7-10, Requires 200 chill hours to set fruit. Protect when temperatures fall below 0°F.