I would like to grow a Passimon tree. The fruit looks like tomatoes, orange in colour. Grow on trees, which grows up to 3 meters tall. There are two varieties , one the fruit got to be soft before it could be eaten but I am after the one that could be eaten when the fruit is firm. I have seen many of these Passimon tree in Japan and China. Can anyone help by telling me where I could buy one. Thank you. Noon
06 May 2014 10:25 AM
The persimmon you prefer is the non-astringent type and "Fuyu" and "Jiro" are excellent examples of this fruit. Bright orange, shiny skin and an excellent non-astringent flavour.
These beauties have good autumn foliage. They are self fertile and you will find that the tree grows to 4m x 4m. You should be able to order these trees from your local garden centre or on-line through stores such as Flemings Tree Nursery. More information about persimmons can be read via the link below: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1952490.htm