$24.95 – $44.95
This grafted female is a 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 produced 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’’ sweet persimmons that fully ripen in central Pennsylvania. Deer candy is very precocious and begins bearing fruit very young. This tree will reach a mature height of 60′-80′. Suitable for Plant hardiness zones 5-9.
DEER CANDY PERSIMMON
This grafted female is a 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 produced 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’’ sweet persimmons that fully ripen in central Pennsylvania. Deer candy is very precocious and begins bearing fruit very young. This tree will reach a mature height of 60′-80′. Plant hardiness zones 5-9.
All grafted persimmon trees are as follows: 1′-2′ ($24.95), 2′ – 3′ ($34.95), and 3′ – 4′ ($44.95).
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 to 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 wish to have seeded fruit, I recommend planting at least 3 of our cold, hardy, highly vigorous seedlings or Szukis persimmons in your Persimmons orchard if you want fruit with seeds. There is no need if you want abundant fruit that will be seedless.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DEER CANDY PERSIMMON
Deer Candy 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 planting in heavy soils such as clay with a pH of 5.5 as long as adequate nutrients are available. Persimmons require adequate drainage for proper growth and do not plant in wet areas.
Suppose you have not completed a soil test and improved your soil. I recommend mixing 1/2 to 1 ounce of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil when planting. The first number tells you the percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the tree’s roots will cause your tree’s death; 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 planting; they must be mixed in through the soil because they are immobile—a few shovels full of composted manure can achieve the same results. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for the best results.
Deer Persimmon trees are drought tolerant once established, as they grow an 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 sunlight on the tree for tree health and growth, and fruit is a given even in the shade. You can 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 2 – 8 will begin again in mid-March on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (you select your ship date) and continue until the last Monday in April. Dormant bare-root trees must be planted in the spring, while trees in your area remain dormant. You can select your ship date as you checkout on the website. If you are picking up your trees, typically, the last week in March or the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. We have opened up the free local pick-up to the surrounding states as it could be more cost-effective if you order more than 30 trees. You can select your pick-up date on the website as you checkout. Please call or message us to make an appointment to pick up your trees if you can not make the date you selected.
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