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Date Plum Persimmon, 30 Seeds Per Packet

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Diospyros lotus

A hardy tree that grows up to 30 feet tall and produces small round fruit. The 3/4” fruits start of yellow and turn purple when ripe. It has a very soft, sweet flesh which is excellent raw and reminiscent of dates and plums, hence the name. When cooked or dried, it tastes similar to dates. Tree features 4-5” dark-green wide oval leaves and dark, smooth wood.

Type: Perennial/Tree
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 3/4”
Spacing: 30'
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 2-3 years
Height: 30'
Zones: 5-10

 

Planting Instructions

 

Approx seeds per order 30

Cold-Stratification is necessary to prompt germination. Cold-stratification imitates overwintering in cold grounds, but allows more control and increases success rates as opposed to simply placing the seed in the ground.

Place the seeds in a jar or container and soak them in hot (but not boiling) water for 12-24 hours. Do not soak them longer than this or the seeds will drown. After the seeds are soaked, drain the water and place them in a plastic bag with equal parts peat moss and sand. The peat and sand should be dampened but not soaked. Do not close the bag tightly, leave a small gap for air-flow. Put the bag in the refrigerator for at least 60 days. Check the bag every few days to ensure the medium is still moist. Re-moisten as necessary.

Once the seeds produce sprouts, plant them in pots using rich potting soil. Place them root-side down. Keep the soil moist without being soggy. Put the pots in a sunny warm location until they are big enough to be transplanted.

As the seedling grows, move it to a larger container. It will be at least a year before it can be transplanted. Trees need to be 4-6 feet tall before transplanting outdoors. It will be 4-6 years before it produces fruit.

Male and female trees are required for pollination and fruit production. It is impossible to know seed gender until the tree flowers. Plant all the seeds at once to increase probabilities.

USDA Zone Map

Diospyros lotus

A hardy tree that grows up to 30 feet tall and produces small round fruit. The 3/4” fruits start of yellow and turn purple when ripe. It has a very soft, sweet flesh which is excellent raw and reminiscent of dates and plums, hence the name. When cooked or dried, it tastes similar to dates. Tree features 4-5” dark-green wide oval leaves and dark, smooth wood.

Type: Perennial/Tree
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 3/4”
Spacing: 30'
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 2-3 years
Height: 30'
Zones: 5-10

 

Planting Instructions

 

Approx seeds per order 30

Cold-Stratification is necessary to prompt germination. Cold-stratification imitates overwintering in cold grounds, but allows more control and increases success rates as opposed to simply placing the seed in the ground.

Place the seeds in a jar or container and soak them in hot (but not boiling) water for 12-24 hours. Do not soak them longer than this or the seeds will drown. After the seeds are soaked, drain the water and place them in a plastic bag with equal parts peat moss and sand. The peat and sand should be dampened but not soaked. Do not close the bag tightly, leave a small gap for air-flow. Put the bag in the refrigerator for at least 60 days. Check the bag every few days to ensure the medium is still moist. Re-moisten as necessary.

Once the seeds produce sprouts, plant them in pots using rich potting soil. Place them root-side down. Keep the soil moist without being soggy. Put the pots in a sunny warm location until they are big enough to be transplanted.

As the seedling grows, move it to a larger container. It will be at least a year before it can be transplanted. Trees need to be 4-6 feet tall before transplanting outdoors. It will be 4-6 years before it produces fruit.

Male and female trees are required for pollination and fruit production. It is impossible to know seed gender until the tree flowers. Plant all the seeds at once to increase probabilities.

USDA Zone Map