Persimmon Trees - Hachiya (Astringent)

Scientific Name: Diospyros kaki
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

18-20 ft

Mature Width:

10-15 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


20-25 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Year to Bear:

4-6 years


  • Description
  • Shipping
  • Planting
  • Care
The Hachiya Persimmon is an astringent, semi-self pollinating, deciduous tree that produces sweet, seedless (or near-seedless) fruit. The fruit is a deep orange red with a dark yellow flesh when it ripens in November. It is oblong conical in shape. Ripe Hachiya's are unbelievably soft, and are often almost liquefied into a silky smooth pulp inside. They will ripen once picked, so you can leave them on the counter to soften until you are ready to use them. The Hachiya is thought of as baking persimmons and are commonly peeled, pureed into a pulp to add to baked goods. They add stable moisture and a mild, pumpkin-like flavor to cakes and other treats. At maturity, it can reach a height and width of approximately 12 feet. We graft the Hachiya persimmon onto native American persimmon root stock. USDA ZONES: Zone 8, Zone 9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant persimmon trees in full sun to partial shade and in moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly after planting, until tree is established. Persimmon trees need about 40 inches of water every year. Persimmons only need pruning if limbs are crossing or in order to control the tree's size.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Is root ball a problem ?

I received 2 Hachiya trees in good condition. When I went to plant them, I found that each had a very solid, hard root ball that could not be untangled. I planted them according to directions, but I do not feel very optimistic about their further growth. These trees had obviously been raised from the start in the less than one-half gallon pots. The main roots were the size of the trunk of the tree and twisted around tightly throughout the pot. Will new roots come out of this solid tangle ?

Hachiya arrival

My Hachiya tree arrived after about 9 days in transit. So I was happy that I decided to wait until it had gone into dormancy. Hopefully this will help it recover from shock of handling for such a long time. Although there was a clear Sign on the box to as to how to stand it upright, the FedEx delivery man left it upside down at my door which says a lot about lack of care whenever a plant is shipped. But the tree arrived with no apparent damage to any of its buds, so hopefully it will be ok as Spring growing season arrives.


Trees arrived in great condition


Persimmon Trees - Hachiya (Astringent)


Very detail about planting, thanks!