My wife is wanting to plant a persimmon. She is looking for a variety
that is sweet as well as bug and disease resistant. Also we are not
sure about planting location, shade, full-sun, etc.
Any suggestions, recommendations, help are appreciated.
Obviously you will prefer a japanese (khaki) persimmon. They are all
and one of the few fruits that does well without spray. It is best
adapted to Zone 8
which is your zone. The only doubt I have is whether it will take the
summer heat. If it does, you will be all set. I suggest you call a
as Edible Landscaping) and go with what they think is most
Finding an area of Zone 8 in the South that doesn't run 100 deg temps (or at
least mid to upper 90s for stretches at a time) is quite a trick. Our
Japanese Persimmon grows in about 1/2 - 3/4 day sun in heavily mulched sandy
soil here in SC. It's only about 7' tall and produced 20 fruit this last
fall. We lost maybe 10 more to birds and squirrels. Overall, a pretty good
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