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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.
Persimmon Trees - Nikita's Gift (Astringent)
Ordered in November and tree arrived in healthy condition after few days. Tree trunk is much thicker (1/2" - 3/4") than other online nurseries (i.e StarkBros) and the tree is about 3-4 ft tall, which gives me hope, that this tree will fruit much earlier than the competition.
Also purchased the Rosseyanka persimmon tree and hoping to get fruit in 3-5 years. USDA hardy zone 6A. Zip code 48436
In April I received two persimmon trees one of them was Nikita's gift.
The other persimmon tree did well from the beginning. However, Nikita's gift
lost its leaves. I cut all but one branch and waited.
Finally on July I discovered new buds and three of them rapidly grew into new branches.
I am completely satisfied with this small adventure. Unfortunately, new Nikita's gift trees currently are out of stock
and, as a result, I cannot purchase more.
Super value and I received a healthy strapping young plant which I am confident will do well. They have earned a permanent customer.
The tree arrived in a timely manner and was very healthy looking. As was advised, I planted into the ground after 24hours and it’s still alive and healthy after more than a week (lol).
I won’t hesitate to buy from here again. Fair prices and healthy plants.
Thanks very much!