Nikita’s Gift Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana x kaki
Spring Shipping Season
All orders placed will be shipped during our Spring shipping season. All trees will be shipped bare root and dormant.
Spring Season shipping schedule:
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April–earlyMay
For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.
Nikita’s Gift is an Asian x American cross that drops fruit late, keeping deer coming back for more throughout the season. The best of both worlds, the fruit has the fruit size of the Asian persimmon and the hardiness of the American persimmon. This is a grafted tree. Deer will find these trees and bucks will guard them to protect this special food supply. They love the sweet nutty flavor when fully ripened. Nikita’s Gift Persimmon ripens late, and drops its fruit late in October through December, depending on the USDA zone and climate where planted.
Nikita’s persimmons will bear fruit in 2-3 years depending on the care and climate they receive. Cold hardy to USDA plant Zones 6-9.
|10" - 12"
|6' - 8'
|6 - 9
|May - June
|Drops Fruit or Nuts
|October - November
|Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only when seasonal and well drained
|6.0 - 7.0
|Deer Candy Persimmon, Deer Magnet Persimmon, or Native American Persimmon
|6' - 8'
|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.
|It is not recommended to fertilize trees at the time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer after the tree is established and begins to break dormancy in spring.
|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.
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. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.