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Sharon Fruit

Diospyros kaki | Oriental persimmon, Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon

Hardy Tree

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Ornamental fruit tree

Prized for its autumn colour

Sweet and juicy Sharon fruits

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A beautiful and unusual ornamental fruit tree, primarily grown for its elegant, spreading habit and glossy, leathery foliage whose superb autumn colour rivals Japanese Acers when it blazes yellow, orange and purple.

In addition, this handsome tree will provide delicious fruits if given a pollination partner. In May, it bears small, bell-shaped, yellow flowers which, if pollinated, turn into tomato-sized, yellow-orange fruit. These juicy, sweet fruits can be enjoyed straight from the tree or added to salads and yoghurts. Fruits remain on the branches for a long time continuing to ripen into December and attracting birds.

This unusual fruit tree makes an attractive addition to a sheltered border or trained against a sunny, sheltered wall. Diospyros kaki is hardy in coastal and mild areas of the UK but may require protection in severe winters. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 2m (6').

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 3-6 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 7 years.

Plants are either male or female and so are not self-fertile.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 200cm (79in)

Hardy Tree

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1 x 15 Litre Potted Plant (Height 110cm+, Half Standard) (KF3199)

Grow Sharon fruit trees in rich fertile, well drained soil. For the best chances of fruiting choose a warm, sheltered position in full sun. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil to improve drainage and soil fertility. Plant Persimmons at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery.

Fruit and nut trees do not suffer weed competition well, so keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Water Sharon fruit trees well during particularly dry periods.

Persimmon trees are best grown as a multi-stemmed tree on a short stem. Prune Sharon fruit plants in spring before new growth starts. Select 3 or 4 low branches to form the main framework of the tree, and remove any misplaced, crowded and damaged branches to develop a well shaped plant. Thereafter pruning should be kept to a minimum and the plant should be allowed to develop naturally.

Harvest Sharon fruits from October to December when the fruits become soft.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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