$22.00 – $42.00
This grafted female is another stellar deer persimmon from Jerry Lehman’s collection and breeding efforts in Central Indiana. He named this tree deer candy for one reason. With 1,000+ persimmons producing on his property, this is the one that the deer are attracted to the most!! Deer Candy drops from the 1st week in October through into November. It has large 2’’ persimmons that the deer are still digging through the snow to eat. That is really something if you think about it. A 1,000 + trees fruiting that’s more persimmons than the wildlife could consume yet as the snow falls deer are on this tree… Deer candy is very precocious and begins bearing fruit at a very young age. This tree will reach a mature height of 60′-80′. Plant hardiness zones 5-9.
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DEER CANDY PERSIMMON
This grafted female is another stellar deer persimmon from Jerry Lehman’s collection and breeding efforts in Central Indiana. He named this tree deer candy for one reason. With 1,000+ persimmons producing on his property, this is the one that the deer are attracted to the most!! Deer Candy drops from the 1st week in October through into November. It has large 2’’ persimmons that the deer are still digging through the snow to eat. I was fortunate enough to get to have many conversations with Jerry and soak in a lot of his knowledge on persimmons. I’m very pleased to be able to offer some of his Cultivars.
All grafted persimmon trees are as follows 1′-2′ ($22.00) 2′ – 3″ ($32.00) and 3′ – 4′ ($42.00).
These trees are grafted, which is defined as using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This essentially gives you an identical tree of the one you see in the picture and description.
Deer Candy persimmon tree is self fruitful and will produce seedless fruit without pollination through parthenocarpy (the development of a fruit without prior fertilization). If you’re wishing to have seeded fruit, I would recommend planting at least 3 of our cold hardy, highly vigorous seedlings in your Persimmons orchard if you wanted to have fruit with seeds in it. There is no need if you just want abundant fruit that will be seedless.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DEER CANDY PERSIMMON
Persimmons will do best when planted in well drained fertile loam soil with a pH of 6 to 7. However they are very adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Persimmons tolerate even being planted in heavy soils such as clay and a pH as low 5.5 as long as adequate nutrients are available. Persimmons require adequate drainage for proper growth and do not plant in wet areas.
If you have not completed a soil test and improved your soil. I would recommend mixing 1/2 to 1 ounce of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting. The first number tells you the percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the roots of the tree will cause death to your tree, make sure the first number is zero. Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil. You can apply a small amount of Nitrogen the following year as needed. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. Apply these two nutrients at or well before the time of planting, because they are basically immobile in the soil, they will need to be mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for best results.
Persimmon trees are very drought tolerant once established, as they grow a very extensive root system. The trees grafted to this rootstock will give you a mature height of 60′ to 80′. A recommended tree spacing of 25′ to 30′. Plant in a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight for optimal growth and fruit production. Persimmons are very shade tolerant and will produce abundantly but need to receive sunlight on the tree for tree health, and tree growth, fruit is a given even in the shade. You can really use your imagination when spacing persimmon trees. Protect the trees from the deer browsing them, as northern deer love to browse persimmons.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 6 – 8 (southern states) Fall shipping will be the last Monday in November. Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 3 – 5 (northern states) we will generally ship on Mondays through out the month April as your weather allows for planting.
Plant these dormant trees while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at check out. If you are picking up your trees, typically the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please Call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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