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Persimmon Trees - Nikita's Gift (Astringent)Diospyros virginiana x kaki (hybrid)
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Nikita’s Gift persimmon is a unique hybrid of Asian and American persimmons, developed in the Ukraine. This astringent persimmon produces flattish, red-orange fruit that is 2 ½ inches which ripens in mid to late October. At maturity, it can reach a height between 10-12 feet. It is self fertile. Nikita's Gift will begin bearing 2-3 years after planting. We graft the Nikita's Gift persimmon onto native American persimmon root stock.
USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
More Information: Persimmon Growing Guide
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How to Plant
STEP 2) 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.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. 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.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
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Tree received with the top leaves all wilted. I contacted customer service and was told wait for about three weeks and get back to them if the tree did not recover.