Morris Burton Persimmon (Early Drop)

Diospyros virginiana

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The Deer Candy tree! Deer seek out persimmons and will come to these trees for miles around. Every hunter knows that deer love persimmons!

Deer Candy Persimmons are grafted American female persimmons and will bear fruit in 2-3 years depending on the care and climate they receive. Medium sized persimmon, 1.25-1.5″ long. Fruit has nutty flavor and ripens early. Very productive, drops fruit between late August through October depending on variety and climate. With a slow growth rate, all persimmons are easy to grow. Cold hardy, Zones 5-9.

Height 30' - 50'
Spread 20' - 35'
Tree Form Central Leader
USDA Zone 5 - 9
Blooms May - June
Drops Fruit or Nuts August - October
Soil Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil if seasonal and well drained
Soil pH 6.0 - 7.0
Light requirements Full Sun
Pollination Needs pollinator
Suggested Pollinators American Persimmon

Spacing 40' - 50'
Pruning Most persimmon trees require little pruning, especially once they’re bearing fruits. Pruning is usually restricted to controlling the tree’s size or removing dead, diseased, and damaged branches. Prune any suckers that develop.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.

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At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. Our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. We ship you the same trees we ship to garden centers and nurseries. 

Alachua, FL

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