Diospyrus kaki 'Izu'
Cool summer and short season growers are in luck! Izu is the earliest-ripening of the improved Asian persimmons. This is a non-astringent selection and is delightful eaten hard or soft. Ripens up to 3 weeks before Fuyu.
The trees have a graceful, layered form and glossy, medium-green leaves during the growing season. In Autumn, the leaves turn vivid shades of orange, amber and sienna, and after leaf fall the stunning orange fruits hang like little jack o'lanterns on the branches. This is the best variety in areas where ripening can be a problem. In dry summer locations make certain to provide weekly water from July until ripening. Hardy to 0 degrees F., perhaps lower. Low chill; 100-200 hours below 45F. Self fertile.
USDA Zone: 7-10
Grow Height: 15'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October/November
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