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Nikita's Gift Persimmon Tree

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Original price $29.99 - Original price $135.00
Original price
$29.99 - $135.00
Current price $29.99
SKU D224

Diospyrus kaki x virginiana 'Nikita's Gift'

As hardy as the American persimmon and as large as the Asian, Nikita’s large crops of 2-1/2 inch, flattish, red-orange fruit are certainly gifts. When fully ripe and soft, this second-generation hybrid persimmon is sweet and flavorful. Fall foliage is a gorgeous, vivid orange color. Originally known as Nikitskaya Bordovaya.

From Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine. It is self-fertile. On D. virginiana rootstock.

Prohibited to CA

USDA Zone: 6-9

Grow Height: 15'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October/November

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Click here to read our Persimmon Growing Guide


Size: Semi-Dwarf (1'-2')


Ask a Question
  • Is this a grafted tree?

    Yes, this is a grafted tree.

  • Is it astringent?

    Unless fully ripened yes.

  • I've been wanting a Nikita's Gift Persimmon Tree since 2016. Purchased twice from another supplier only to have both trees fail. With such a small tree (5-1/2 inch band pot) is it grafted? What sort of care should I give it? I've purchased own root roses this small, but never a fruit tree.

    They are grafted on D. Lotus stock and can be cared for in pots if you are concerned about in-ground growing until they are larger.

  • Will Nikita's Gift pollinate other varieties such as CoffeeCake?

    In theroy yes, but it is full self fertile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Looks good! As advertised

Michael B.
Arrived damaged but alive

It is alive but really small. So small that the top of the tree came broken off. Not sure if that will matter or not. I am hoping that it will be a normal tree shape with it arriving in that condition. But it is alive and starting to bud. If it does not cause an abnormal tree shape than I really do not care. I gave 4 stars because I got the cheaper ban pot and that I expected it to be small for the price but not broken. Saying that I would still buy from raintree again.

didn't make it even though half of winter.

Today is January 22, it was nice and green and was growing in the summer , It all died to the graft.
It suposed to be hardy to my zone.