Home > Plants > Kaki or Persimmon

Kaki or Persimmon   /   Diospyros kaki

Back   Return to the list   Next

Buy: Kaki or Persimmon


Pictures of:  Kaki or Persimmon


Everything about: Kaki or Persimmon

Kaki, Persimmon - Diospyros kaki (latin)

Geographic origin: China and Japan.
Adult size: Height up to 5 metres.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: All, well drained.
Climate: Hardy to -20°C.
Position: Full sun, protected from winds.

Properties and uses:
Very widespread in the South of France, the Kaki is a very decorative shrub.
The light flowering takes place in May and June with small yellowish flowers. Its autumnal foliage turns red before dropping off. Its fruits known as kakis are round like large tomatoes and vary from yellow through to red in colour. They are rich in minerals and vitamin C. They are best eaten when nearly ripe and are picked just after the first frosts. Their yellow reddish flesh is soft, juicy and sweet and melts in the mouth.

Plant them now: the shortest way to your plate is through your garden!

The 'Fuyu' Kaki: commonly called 'Apple Kaki'. The firm-fleshed fruits are sweet and not astringent. They can be eaten direct from the tree, like an apple, before the first frost.
The 'Muscat' Kaki: also called 'Hachiya Muscat' Kaki or 'Real Provence Muscat' Kaki, this astringent variety comes from Provence Persimmon trees. The highly savoury fruits, with their sweet and soft pulp, are best eaten overripe, after the first frost, direct from the tree or cooked.
The 'Rojo Brillante' Kaki: the most widespread variety in Spain. It has a high yield, though late. The reddish fruits stay firm and are best eaten overripe.
The 'Vaniglia' Kaki: a cold resistant variety. The round, middle-sized and slightly flattened fruits with a light vanilla taste, are best eaten overripe.

Back   Return to the list   Next


Your reviews about: Kaki or Persimmon

             >> Write your own review

Pépinières PLANFOR
1950 Route de Cère
Tel : (020).7660.0178
Fax : 0033 558 064 854