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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
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Edible Acres is a 6 acre permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different plants for our community!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

American Persimmon

Plants for Spring 2017 Shipping or Local Pickup

Deadline for orders to be shipped SPRING 2017 is March 15th (orders placed after this date may need to be shipped in the FALL depending on dormancy)

All orders placed where shipping is requested will be packaged and sent in early spring of 2017, as soon as the ground has thawed and timing is appropriate for our region.  This is usually March through early April.  Email sean@edibleacres.org with any questions you may have and thank you for your interest in our permaculture plants!

American Persimmon

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American Persimmon

from 10.00

Diospyros Virginiana
American Persimmon is not the Persimmon most people are used to that you buy in the store…  Those are Asian Persimmons, which are larger, but the flavor is much weaker… A true American Persimmon is an absolutely stunning flavor that is rich, deep, sweet and complex.  

Perhaps the most important aspect to this fruit is that it ripens around Thanksgiving!  In cold years, the trees are known to hold their fruit deep into the winter!  Imagine delicious, sweet, fresh fruit from your own trees in January!  

Incredibly hardy tree, easily adapts to all situations, can tolerate a lot of pressure from weeds and browse, drought and flood tolerant, and a beautiful tree… Incredibly worthwhile.  There are both males and females (unknown when 1st and 2nd year seedlings), so you need at least a few trees to be guaranteed fruit.  We offer a bundle of 4 well established 2nd year plants to get you going...

Size:
Can be between 30’ and 80’ tall depending on site.  Can be pruned or left alone.  Harvest of fruit is done by shaking tree, so it being tall doesn’t hinder harvest.

Site Preference:
Prefers full sun but can stand a wide range of environments.

Hardiness:
Zone 5

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Here is a great intro video made by the folks at Oikos Tree Crops.