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Persimmon Trees - Nikita's Gift (Astringent)

Scientific Name: Diospyros x 'Nikita's Gift'
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


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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.
Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 business days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. 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.

ATTENTION: If your order contains both bare root and potted plants, your order will ship AFTER the bare root trees are harvested. Additional shipping fees may apply if you notify us that you would like to receive your potted trees sooner. Please note this only applies to combination (bare root & potted) tree orders. If your order only contains potted trees it will ship within the 7-10 business day window. If your order only contains bare root trees, it will ship in the order it was received, after the tree harvest. Thank you!
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 7 reviews
Actual Exceeds Expectations

The tree protruded an inch beyond the top of the shipping box. It has a leaf that is still green instead of a bare stem. I let it sit a few days before planting and just put it into the ground yesterday.

I called and talked to an agent the following morning and hadn't opened the box. Her planting recommendations aligned with the nicely done printed instructions. She confirmed a few days of acclimation prior to planting and let me know to NOT fertilize ... I was planning to add some manure but now know that would have been a wrong step (especially now in the fall).

So good job, nice plant at a discounted price. Very good customer service... Happy customer here.


Persimmon Trees - Nikita's Gift (Astringent)


Tree was in good form and large when it arrived.

Nikita parsimmon

Quick delivery. Good quality tree

Terribly Spiralling roots

I’m so disappointed. Spiraling roots are evidence of being container-grown for too long. What little material there was of these poor roots were badly circling.

Hello Marisa, We are so terribly sorry this plant was sent to you. We have procedures in place to try and eliminate this from happening but it sounds as though this tree slipped through the cracks. We will be happy to ship you another if you so wish. Please reach out to customer service at to get your replacement tree. Sincerely, Plant Me Green