Persimmon Trees - Ichi Ki Kei Jiro (Non-Astringent)

Scientific Name: Diospyros kaki
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

8-10 ft

Mature Width:

8-10 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 Ichi Ki Kei Jiro is the hardiest of all Asian persimmons. Nicknamed “Itchy,” this bountiful bearer features seedless, pucker-free fruit that is never sour — it’s sweet even when picked firm like an apple! It starts producing medium to large orange fruit in 2-3 years. At maturity, the Ichi Ki Kei Jiro reaches a height and width of 8-10 feet and is considered a dwarf. This non-astringent persimmon ripens in September or October and is self-pollinating. We graft the Ichi Ki Kei Jiro persimmon onto native American persimmon root stock. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, 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 26 reviews
Persimmon Trees - Ichi Ki Kei Jiro

Tree arrived in great condition.


I bought six Ichi Ki Kei Niro (non astringent) Persimmon trees from Plant Me Green. They arrived 10 days later, 4 of the trees healthy and 2 damages, the pot were smashed. Something felt on them apparently. I planted the 4 good one 2 days later and doing well. The other 2, I kept in the shade for week and planted them. Now the damaged 2 lost all the leaves and struggling to survive. I hope they will make it before winter arrive since I live in New England and snow usually start late Nov or Dec.

Quality tree and excellent shipping protection

I bought a persimmon tree and I was very pleased with the care they took to trim and pack the tree. It came to me in such a strong box. I planted it that day and 2 weeks later 3 branches have budded with new leaves. I would recommend buying from them.


Plant arrived well.. I am very please with it. No damage. However there were no name tag on the plant. It was hard to keep up with, especially when I ordered other plants from different companies. But in all great service. Love it.

So far, so good

Ichi Ki Kei Jiro persimmon arrived looking a little tired but that's to be expected after such a long journey. It took a 2-day rest in a protected area before being planted. It still has plenty of green leaves on it so I am cautiously optimistic this one will work out - two others from a competitor did not, but this one arrived in much better shape than the others.