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 33 reviews
Persimmon tree

Tree was in great shape when It showed up packed really well. Hope to see this tree take off in the spring!

Nice little tree

Tree was well packaged. Price was good for the size of tree. Very affordable and gave me the chance to buy a couple trees.

Easy online buy, trees in great shape, arrived a week after order.

These little persimmon trees arrived boxed and with stout plastic bagging around their root ball, maybe a gallon of soil. They arrived in great condition and expect they'll take off growing once spring approaches. Hope to pull deer onto our 5 acres, especially during hunting season, so we'll add a few more trees every winter.

persimmon trees

I ordered persimmon trees from plant me green and not only did I receive my trees on time and in excellent condition but they were also larger than I was expecting.
Thank You Plant Me Green for another excellent job.
Dan Ganno

Really happy customer

The plants I ordered came perfectly and safely packaged, larger than I expected, and the customer service was the BEST I have ever experienced compared to other nurseries I dealt with in the past Would and will recommend this company to anybody who is looking for high quality of plants as well as high quality of customer service. Ashley is the most professional and yet the most friendly representative of a obviously well managed company. It is a pleasure to be your customer .